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					Real-Resumes for Computer Jobs

       Anne McKinney, Editor



      P R E P   P U B L I S H I N G

            FAYETTEVILLE, NC
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Fayetteville, NC 28305
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Copyright © 2001 by Anne McKinney




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Real-resumes for computer jobs / Anne McKinney, editor.
        p. cm. -- (Real-resumes series)
       ISBN 1-885288-08-5
       1. Résumés (Employment) 2. Computer industry. I. McKinney, Anne,
1948- II. Series.

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                                                                                                          Table of Contents

Introduction: The Art of Finding a Job ............................................................... 1



PART ONE: SOME ADVICE ABOUT YOUR JOB HUNT ............................................... 4
Step One: Planning Your Job Hunt and Assembling the Right Tools .............................. 4
Step Two: Using Your Resume and Cover Letter ........................................................ 6
Step Three: Preparing for Interviews ....................................................................... 9
Step Four: Handling the Interview and Negotiating Salary ........................................ 11
Researching Companies and Locating Employers .................................................... 13


PART TWO: COVER LETTERS FOR COMPUTER JOBS ............................................ 17
The Anatomy of a Cover Letter .............................................................................. 20
Sample Cover Letters for Job Hunting .................................................................... 22
Changing careers from teaching ............................................................................ 23
Changing careers from the aviation industry ........................................................... 24
Changing careers from military service .................................................................. 25
Changing careers with a cover letter that emphasizes hardware knowledge .............. 26
Changing careers from the government sector ...................................................... 27
Launching a career in the computer industry .......................................................... 28
Changing careers from a slow-growth industry to a high-tech environment .............. 29
Changing careers into the computer sales field ....................................................... 30
Changing careers with the goal of becoming more involved in fiber optics ............... 31
Changing careers from federal service to the private sector ................................... 32
Sixteen Questions Career Changers Ask About Cover Letters ......................... 33
Question 1: What is the “direct approach?” ............................................................. 34
Question 2: How do I address a letter to an ad that provides names and addresses? . 35
Question 3: What’s the best way to answer a “blind ad?” ......................................... 36
Question 4: How do I respond to a recruiter or headhunter who has approached me? 37
Question 5: How do I apply for internal openings? ................................................... 38
Question 6: How do I ask for consideration for multiple job openings? ...................... 39
Question 7: How do I e-mail or fax my resume and cover letter? ............................. 40
Question 8: If I want to “drop a name” in a cover letter, what’s the best way? ........... 41
Question 9: If I’m relocating soon, how do I say that? ............................................. 42
Question 10: If I’ve recently relocated, what do I say in the cover letter? ................. 43
Question 11: What if I want to reopen a door that I closed previously? ..................... 44
Question 12: What if they ask for salary requirements? ........................................... 45
Question 13: What if they ask for salary history? .................................................... 46
Question 14: How do I make it clear that I want my approach to be confidential? ...... 47
Question 15: How do I write a follow-up letter after an interview? ............................ 48
Question 16: How do I resign—gracefully? .............................................................. 49
Another Letter of Leave Taking .............................................................................. 50


PART THREE: REAL-RESUMES FOR COMPUTER JOBS .......................................... 51
Automated Systems Team Chief (Robert Hederman) ............................................... 54
Chief of Communication Systems Construction (Arthur Tipton) ................................ 56
Cisco Certified Network Associate (Jeanne Wu) ...................................................... 58
Communications Advisor (Cassandra Wills) ............................................................ 60
Communications Supervisor (Henry Sprague) ......................................................... 62


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Computer Center Supervisor (David Ensor) ............................................................ 64
Computer Center Supervisor (Marty Fish) .............................................................. 66
Computer Products Sales (Edward Grimes III) ....................................................... 68
Computer Programmer (Mason Jenkins) ................................................................. 70
Computer Programmer (Timothy Mays) ................................................................. 72
Computer Information Systems Products (Casey Holtz) .......................................... 74
Computer Operator (Susan West) .......................................................................... 76
Computer Programming Student (Charles Harding) ................................................. 78
Computer Sales Representative (John Jarcho) ........................................................ 80
Computer Sales Specialist (Samantha Love) ........................................................... 82
Computer Science Graduate (Adam Henke) ............................................................ 84
Computer Science Student (David Curtins) ............................................................. 86
Computer Science Student (Kyle Sweeney) ............................................................ 88
Computer Science Student (Stephen Klink) ............................................................ 90
Computer Specialist (Kyle Myslinsky) ..................................................................... 92
Computer Specialist (Wayne Luke) ......................................................................... 94
Computer Technician (Rachel Clinton) .................................................................... 96
Electrical Engineeer (Willie Horton) ......................................................................... 98
Electronics Engineering Student (Richard White) ................................................... 100
Electronics Maintenance Supervisor (Charles Stout) .............................................. 102
Electronics Management Graduate              (William Duff) ................................................. 104
Electronics Repair Technician (Mark Goodman) ..................................................... 106
Electronics Technology Student (Pete Dawkins) ..................................................... 108
Fiber Optics Instructor (Steven Hutt) .................................................................... 110
Forced Entry Switch Section Supervisor (Doug Kenna) .......................................... 112
Hardware Repair Specialist (Michael Irvin) ............................................................ 114
Microsoft Certified Professional (John Tessler) ....................................................... 116
Microsoft Certified Professional (Kenny Stevens) .................................................. 118
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (Anthony Hopkins) ....................................... 120
MIS Vice President (Robert Schniepp) .................................................................. 122
Mobile Subscriber Equipment Team Chief (Dawn Hollander) ................................... 124
Multichannel Transmission Systems Supervisor (Grace Mayweather) ...................... 126
Multimode System Operator (Johnathon Little) ...................................................... 128
Network Analyst (Charles Folkart) ........................................................................ 130
Network Engineer (John Lasak) ............................................................................ 132
Network Engineering Student (Daniel Lewis) ......................................................... 134
Network Manager (Lucia Villar) ............................................................................ 136
Network Manager (Edward Marow) ....................................................................... 138
Network Surveillance Engineer (Kaye Green) ........................................................ 140
Network Switching Chief (Denise Ching) ............................................................... 142
Network Switching Manager (Sean Keller) ............................................................ 144
Network Switching Systems Supervisor (Mike Novogratz) ...................................... 146
Network Switching Systems Supervisor (Robert Porter) ......................................... 148
Programmer and Analyst (Evan Dreyer) ............................................................... 150
Senior Systems Analyst (Robert Larson) .............................................................. 152
Signal Communications Analyst (Adam Howard) ................................................... 154
Systems Administrator (Benjamin Long) ............................................................... 156
Systems Analyst (Philip Dees) ............................................................................. 158
Systems Analyst (Jon Du Pre) ............................................................................. 160
Telecommunications Maintenance Technician (Elmer Oliphant) ................................ 162
Telecommunications Operator (Robin Olds) ........................................................... 164


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Telecommunications Supervisor (Betty Merritt) ..................................................... 166
Telecommunications Supervisor (Syd Moran) ........................................................ 168
Telecommunications Support Systems Supervisor (Josiah Dubber) ......................... 170
Telecommunications Team Supervisor (Frederick Lark) ......................................... 172
Test Plans Analyst (Spartan Agnew) ..................................................................... 174
Website Designer/Systems Technician (Jason Fincher) ........................................... 176




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                                                        A WORD FROM THE EDITOR:
                                                  ABOUT THE REAL-RESUMES SERIES




Welcome to the Real-Resumes Series. The Real-Resumes Series is a series of books
which have been developed based on the experiences of real job hunters and which
target specialized fields or types of resumes. As the editor of the series, I have carefully
selected resumes and cover letters (with names and other key data disguised, of course)
which have been used successfully in real job hunts. That’s what we mean by “Real-
Resumes.” What you see in this book are real resumes and cover letters which helped
real people get ahead in their careers.
                                                                                                 This book is dedicated to

The Real-Resumes Series is based on the work of the country’s oldest resume-preparation          those seeking jobs in the

company known as PREP Resumes. If you would like a free information packet                     computer field. We hope the

describing the company’s resume preparation services, call 910-483-6611 or write to             superior samples will help

PREP at 1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305. If you have a job hunting experience         you manage your current job

you would like to share with our staff at the Real-Resumes Series, please contact us at          campaign and your career

preppub@aol.com or visit our website at http://www.prep-pub.com.                                  so that you will find work
                                                                                                     aligned to your career

The resumes and cover letters in this book are designed to be of most value to people                            interests.

already in a career change or contemplating a career change. If we could give you one
word of advice about your career, here’s what we would say: Manage your career and
don’t stumble from job to job in an incoherent pattern. Try to find work that interests
you, and then identify prosperous industries which need work performed of the type
you want to do. Learn early in your working life that a great resume and cover letter
can blow doors open for you and help you maximize your salary.




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As the editor of this book, I would like to give you some tips on how to make the best use
of the information you will find here. Because you are considering a career change,
you already understand the concept of managing your career for maximum enjoyment
and self-fulfillment. The purpose of this book is to provide expert tools and advice so
that you can manage your career. Inside these pages you will find resumes and cover
letters that will help you find not just a job but the type of work you want to do.                  Introduc-
                                                                                              tion: The Art of
Overview of the Book                                                                                 Finding a
Every resume and cover letter in this book actually worked. And most of the resumes
                                                                                                      New Job
and cover letters have common features: all are one-page, all are in the chronological
format, and all resumes are accompanied by a companion cover letter. The book is
divided into three parts. Part One provides some advice about job hunting. Step One
begins with a discussion of why employers prefer the one-page, chronological resume.
In Step Two you are introduced to the direct approach and to the proper format for a
cover letter. In Step Three you learn the 14 main reasons why job hunters are not
offered the jobs they want, and you learn the six key areas employers focus on when
they interview you. Step Four gives nuts-and-bolts advice on how to handle the
interview, send a follow-up letter after an interview, and negotiate your salary. At the
end of Part One, you’ll find advice about how to research and locate the companies and
organizations to which you want to send your resume.

Since the cover letter plays such a critical role in a career change, Part Two of the book
is entitled Cover Letters for Computer Jobs. You will learn from the experts how to
format your cover letters and you will see suggested language to use in marketing your
computer training, knowledge, or experience. It has been said that “A picture is worth a
thousand words” and, for that reason, you will see numerous examples of effective cover
letters used by real individuals to find their first job in the computer field, change
industries, or assume new kinds of responsibilities within the field. Part Two ends with
answers to the 16 most commonly asked questions about cover letters and job hunting,
and the answers are provided in the form of actual cover letters.

Parts One and Two lead up to the most important part of the book, which is Real-
Resumes for Computer Jobs—Part Three. In this section you will see people in varying
stages of change. Some of the individuals whose resumes and cover letters you see
wanted to change the product, company, or service they were selling, managing, or
representing. As Part Three evolves, you discover resumes and cover letters used by
people who wanted to find a completely different type of work to do. Then there are
resumes and cover letters of people who wanted a change but who probably wanted to
remain in their industry. Many of you will be especially interested by the resumes and
cover letters of individuals who knew they definitely wanted a career change but had no
idea what they wanted to do next. Other resumes and cover letters show individuals who
knew they wanted to change fields and had a pretty good idea of what they wanted to do
next. Part Three ends with resumes and cover letters of folks who moved from self-
employment, usually in small companies, to something totally different.

Whatever your background or training, you’ll find resumes and cover letters that will
“show you the ropes” in job hunting. Bear in mind that you can learn a lot from any of
the resumes in this book. For example, if you are already a part of the computer indus-
try, you will find many resumes used by individuals to advance in the industry. If you are
seeking your first job in the computer field, you will find numerous examples of resumes
and cover letters used to launch careers.


                                     Real-Resumes for Computer Jobs: Anne McKinney Career Title 1
                                Before you proceed further, think about why you picked up this book.
                                • Are you nearing completion of a degree but have little or no hands-on experience?
                                • Are you dissatisfied with the type of work you are now doing?
                                • Would you like to change careers, change companies, or change industries?
                                • Are you satisfied with your industry but not with your niche or function within it?
                                • Do you want to transfer your skills to a new product or service?
                                • Even if you have excelled in your field, have you “had enough?” Would you like the
                                   stimulation of a new challenge?
                                • Are you aware of the importance of a great cover letter but unsure of how to write one?
                                • Are you preparing to launch a second career after retirement?
                                • Have you been downsized, or do you anticipate becoming a victim of downsizing?
                                • Do you need expert advice on how to plan and implement a job campaign that will
                                   open the maximum number of doors?
The “direct approach” is the    • Do you want to make sure you handle an interview to your maximum advantage?
  style of job hunting most     • Would you like to master the techniques of negotiating salary and benefits?
likely to yield the maximum     • Do you want to learn the secrets and shortcuts of professional resume writers?
  number of job interviews.
                                Using the Direct Approach
                                As you consider the possibility of a job hunt or career change, you need to be aware that
                                most people end up having at least three distinctly different careers in their work-
                                ing lifetimes, and often those careers are different from each other. Yet people usually
                                stumble through each job campaign, unsure of what they should be doing. Whether you
                                find yourself voluntarily or unexpectedly in a job hunt, the direct approach is the job
                                hunting strategy most likely to yield a full-time permanent job. The direct approach
                                is an active, take-the-initiative style of job hunting in which you choose your next em-
                                ployer rather than relying on responding to ads, using employment agencies, or
                                depending on other methods of finding jobs. You will learn how to use the direct ap-
                                proach in this book, and you will see that an effective cover letter is a critical ingredient
      Using references in a     in using the direct approach.
 skillful fashion in your job
                        hunt    Lack of Industry Experience Not a Major Barrier to Entering New Field
   will inspire confidence in   “Lack of experience” is often the last reason people are not offered jobs, according to the
 prospective employers and      companies who do the hiring. If you are changing jobs, you will be glad to learn that
   help you “close the sale”    experienced professionals often are selling “potential” rather than experience in a job
           after interviews.    hunt. Companies look for personal qualities that they know tend to be present in their
                                most effective professionals, such as communication skills, initiative, persistence,
                                organizational and time management skills, and creativity. Frequently companies are
                                trying to discover “personality type,” “talent,” “ability,” “aptitude,” and “potential” rather
                                than seeking actual hands-on experience, so your resume should be designed to aggres-
                                sively present your accomplishments. Attitude, enthusiasm, personality, and a track record
                                of achievements in any type of work are the primary “indicators of success” which em-
                                ployers are seeking, and you will see numerous examples in this book of resumes
                                written in an all-purpose fashion so that the professional can approach various in-
                                dustries and companies.

                                The Art of Using References in a Job Hunt
                                You probably already know that you need to provide references during a job hunt, but
                                you may not be sure of how and when to use references for maximum advantage. You
                                can use references very creatively during a job hunt to call attention to your strengths
                                and make yourself “stand out.” Your references will rarely get you a job, no matter how
                                impressive the names, but the way you use references can boost the employer’s confi-


                                2 Part One: Some Advice About Your Job Hunt
dence in you and lead to a job offer in the least time. You should ask from three to five
people, including people who have supervised you, if you can use them as a refer-
ence during your job hunt. You may not be able to ask your current boss since your job
hunt is probably confidential. A common question in resume preparation is: “Do I need
to put my references on my resume?” No, you don’t. And even if you create a page of
references at the same time that you prepare your resume, you don’t need to mail your
references page with the resume and cover letter. The potential employer is not inter-
ested in your references until he meets and gets interested in you, so the earliest you
need to have references ready is at the first interview. An excellent attention-getting         With regard to references,
technique is to take to the first interview not just a page of references (giving names,        it’s
addresses, and telephone numbers) but an actual letter of reference written by some-            best to provide the names
one who knows you well and who preferably has supervised or employed you. A                     and addresses of people
professional way to close the first interview is to thank the interviewer, shake his            who have supervised you
or her hand, and then say you’d like to give him or her a copy of a letter of reference from    or observed you
a previous employer. Hopefully you already made a good impression during the inter-             in a work situation.
view, but you’ll “close the sale” in a dynamic fashion if you leave a letter praising you and
your accomplishments. For that reason, it’s a good idea to ask employers during your final
weeks in a job if they will provide you with a written letter of recommendation which you
can use in future job hunts. Most employers will oblige, and you will have a letter that has
a useful “shelf life” of many years. Such a letter often gives the prospective employer
enough confidence in his opinion of you that he may forego checking out other references
and decide to offer you the job in the next few days. Whom should you ask to serve as
references? References should be people who have known or supervised you in a profes-
sional, academic, or work situation. References with big titles, like school superintendent
or congressman, are fine, but remind busy people when you get to the interview stage that
they may be contacted soon. Make sure the busy official recognizes your name and
has instant positive recall of you! If you’re asked to provide references on a for-
mal company application, you can simply transcribe names from your references list. In
summary, follow this rule in using references: If you’ve got them, flaunt them! If you’ve
obtained well-written letters of reference, make sure you find a polite way to push
those references under the nose of the interviewer so he or she can hear someone other
than you describing your strengths. Your references probably won’t ever get you a
job, but glowing letters of reference can give you credibility and visibility that can make
you stand out among candidates with similar credentials and potential!

The approach taken by this book is to (1) help you master the proven best techniques of
conducting a job hunt and (2) show you how to stand out in a job hunt through your
resume, cover letter, interviewing skills, as well as the way in which you present your
references and follow up on interviews. Now, the best way to “get in the mood” for writing
your own resume and cover letter is to select samples from the Table of Contents that
interest you and then read them. A great resume is a “photograph,” usually on one page, of
an individual. If you wish to seek professional advice in preparing your resume, you may
contact one of the professional writers at Professional Resume & Employment Publishing
(PREP) for a brief free consultation by calling 1-910-483-6611.




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                              STEP ONE: Planning Your Job Hunt and Assembling the Tools
        PART ONE:
                             What if you don’t know what you want to do?
            SOME
                             Your job hunt will be more comfortable if you can figure out what type of work you want
          ADVICE             to do. But you are not alone if you have no idea what you want to do next! You may have
      ABOUT YOUR             knowledge and skills in certain areas but want to get into another type of work. What
        JOB HUNT             The Wall Street Journal has discovered in its research on careers is that most of us end
                             up having at least three distinctly different careers in our working lives; it seems that,
                             even if we really like a particular kind of activity, twenty years of doing it is enough for
                             most of us, and we want to move on to something else!

                             That’s why we strongly believe that you need to spend some time figuring out what
                             interests you rather than taking an inventory of the skills you have. You may have
 Figure out what interests   skills that you simply don’t want to use, but if you can build your career on the things
 you and you will hold the   that interest you, you will be more likely to be happy and satisfied in your job. Realize,
   key to a successful job   too, that interests can change over time; the activities that interest you now may not be
 hunt and working career.    the ones that interested you years ago. For example, some professionals may decide
(And be prepared for your    that they’ve had enough of retail sales and want a job selling another product or service,
  interests to change over   even though they have earned a reputation for being an excellent retail manager.
                   time!)    We strongly believe that interests rather than skills should be the determining factor in
                             deciding what types of jobs you want to apply for and what directions you explore in
                             your job hunt. Obviously one cannot be a lawyer without a law degree or a secretary
                             without secretarial skills; but a professional can embark on a next career as a financial
                             consultant, property manager, plant manager, production supervisor, retail manager,
                             or other occupation if he/she has a strong interest in that type of work and can pro-
                             vide a resume that clearly demonstrates past excellent performance in any field and
                             potential to excel in another field. As you will see later in this book, “lack of exact expe-
                             rience” is the last reason why people are turned down for the jobs they apply for.

                             How can you have a resume prepared if you don’t know what you want to do?
                             You may be wondering how you can have a resume prepared if you don’t know what you
                             want to do next. The approach to resume writing which PREP, the country’s oldest re-
“Lack of exact experience”   sume-preparation company, has used successfully for many years is to develop an “all-
 is the last reason people   purpose” resume that translates your skills, experience, and accomplishments into lan-
  are turned down for the    guage employers can understand. What most people need in a job hunt is a versatile
jobs for which they apply.   resume that will allow them to apply for numerous types of jobs. For example, you may
                             want to apply for a job in pharmaceutical sales, but you may also want to have a resume
                             that will be versatile enough for you to apply for jobs in the construction, financial ser-
                             vices, or automotive industries.

                             Based on 20 years of serving job hunters, we at PREP have found that an all-pur-
                             pose resume and specific cover letters tailored to specific fields is often your best
                             approach to job hunting rather than trying to create different resumes for different occu-
                             pational areas. Usually, you will not even need more than one “all-purpose” cover
                             letter, although the cover letter rather than the resume is the place to communicate
                             your interest in a narrow or specific field. An all-purpose resume and cover letter that
                             translate your experience and accomplishments into plain English are the tools that will
                             maximize the number of doors which open for you while permitting you to “fish” in the
                             widest range of job areas.

                             Your resume will provide the script for your job interview.


                             4 Part One: Some Advice About Your Job Hunt
When you get down to it, your resume has a simple job to do: Its purpose is to blow as
many doors open as possible and to make as many people as possible want to meet you.
So a well-written resume that really “sells” you is a key that will create opportunities
for you in a job hunt.

This statistic explains why: The typical newspaper advertisement for a job opening re-
ceives more than 245 replies. And normally only 10 or 12 will be invited to an interview.

But here’s another purpose of the resume: it provides the “script” the employer uses
when he interviews you. If your resume has been written in such a way that your strengths      Your resume is the
and achievements are revealed, that’s what you’ll end up talking about at the job inter-       “script” for your job
view. Since the resume will govern what you get asked about at your interviews, you            interviews. Make sure
can’t overestimate the importance of making sure your resume makes you look and                you put on your resume
sound as good as you are.                                                                      what you want to talk
                                                                                               about or be asked about
So what is a “good” resume?                                                                    at the job interview.
Very literally, your resume should motivate the person reading it to dial the phone
number you have put on the resume. (If you are relocating, that’s one reason you should
think about putting a local phone contact number on your resume, if possible, when
your contact address is several states away; employers are much more likely to dial a
local telephone number than a long-distance number when they’re looking for potential
employees.)

If you have a resume already, look at it objectively. Is it a limp, colorless “laundry list”
of your job titles and duties? Or does it “paint a picture” of your skills, abilities, and
accomplishments in a way that would make someone want to meet you? Can people
understand what you’re saying?
                                                                                               The one-page resume
How long should your resume be?                                                                in chronological format is
One page, maybe two. Usually only people in the academic community have a resume               the format preferred by
(which they usually call a curriculum vitae) longer than one or two pages. Remember that       most employers.
your resume is almost always accompanied by a cover letter, and a potential em-
ployer does not want to read more than two or three pages about a total stranger in order
to decide if he wants to meet that person! Besides, don’t forget that the more you tell
someone about yourself, the more opportunity you are providing for the employer to screen
you out at the “first-cut” stage. A resume should be concise and exciting and designed to
make the reader want to meet you in person!

Should resumes be functional or chronological?
Employers almost always prefer a chronological resume; in other words, an employer
will find a resume easier to read if it is immediately apparent what your current or most
recent job is, what you did before that, and so forth, in reverse chronological order. A
resume that goes back in detail for the last ten years of employment will generally
satisfy the employer’s curiosity about your background. Employment more than ten
years old can be shown even more briefly in an “Other Experience” section at the end of
your “Experience” section. Remember that your intention is not to tell everything you’ve
done but to “hit the high points” and especially impress the employer with what you
learned, contributed, or accomplished in each job you describe.

 STEP TWO: Using Your Resume and Cover Letter



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                           Once you get your resume, what do you do with it?
                           You will be using your resume to answer ads, as a tool to use in talking with friends and
                           relatives about your job search, and, most importantly, in using the “direct ap-
                           proach” described in this book.

                           When you mail your resume, always send a “cover letter.”
                           A “cover letter,” sometimes called a “resume letter” or “letter of interest,” is a letter that
                           accompanies and introduces your resume. Your cover letter is a way of personalizing the
 Never mail or fax your    resume by sending it to the specific person you think you might want to work for at
resume without a cover     each company. Your cover letter should contain a few highlights from your resume—
                 letter.   just enough to make someone want to meet you. Cover letters should always be typed or
                           word processed on a computer—never handwritten.

                           1. Learn the art of answering ads.
                           There is an “art,” part of which can be learned, in using your “bestselling” resume to
                           reply to advertisements.

                           Sometimes an exciting job lurks behind a boring ad that someone dictated in a hurry, so
                           reply to any ad that interests you. Don’t worry that you aren’t “25 years old with an
                           MBA” like the ad asks for. Employers will always make compromises in their re-
                           quirements if they think you’re the “best fit” overall.

                           What about ads that ask for “salary requirements?”
                           What if the ad you’re answering asks for “salary requirements?” The first rule is to
                           avoid committing yourself in writing at that point to a specific salary. You don’t
                           want to “lock yourself in.”

                           There are two ways to handle the ad that asks for “salary requirements.”
                           First, you can ignore that part of the ad and accompany your resume with a cover
What if the ad asks for    letter that focuses on “selling” you, your abilities, and even some of your philosophy
           your “salary    about work or your field. You may include a sentence in your cover letter like this:
        requirements?”     “I can provide excellent personal and professional references at your request, and I
                           would be delighted to share the private details of my salary history with you in
                           person.”

                           Second, if you feel you must give some kind of number, just state a range in your
                           cover letter that includes your medical, dental, other benefits, and expected bo-
                           nuses. You might state, for example, “My current compensation, including benefits
                           and bonuses, is in the range of $30,000-$40,000.”

                           Analyze the ad and “tailor” yourself to it.
                           When you’re replying to ads, a finely-tailored cover letter is an important tool in
                           getting your resume noticed and read. On the next page is a cover letter which has
                           been “tailored to fit” a specific ad. Notice the “art” used by PREP writers of analyz-
                           ing the ad’s main requirements and then writing the letter so that the person’s
                           background, work habits, and interests seem “tailor-made” to the company’s needs.
                           Use this cover letter as a model when you prepare your own reply to ads.

                                                                                       Date



                           6 Part One: Some Advice About Your Job Hunt
Mr. Arthur Wise
Chamber of Commerce of the U.S.
9439 Goshen Lane
Dallas, TX 22105

Dear Mr. Wise:

     I would appreciate an opportunity to show you in person, soon, that I am the
resourceful and technically astute individual you are looking for as your Network
Manager for the Chamber of Commerce in Texas.

     Here are just three reasons why I believe I am the effective young professional
you seek:
                                                                                               Employers are trying to
                                                                                               identify the individual
• I myself am “sold” on the Chamber of Commerce and have long been an admirer of
                                                                                               who wants the job they
   its goal of forming a cohesive business organization to promote the well-being of
                                                                                               are filling. Don’t be
   communities and promote business vigor. As someone better known than I put it
                                                                                               afraid to express your
   long ago, “the business of America is business.” I wholeheartedly believe that the
                                                                                               enthusiasm in the cover
   Chamber’s efforts to unite, solidify, and mobilize American business can be an im-
                                                                                               letter!
   portant key in unlocking the international competitiveness and domestic vital-
   ity of our economy. I am eager to contribute to that effort.

• I am a proven computer professional with a demonstrated ability to integrate new
   technology into an organization’s existing infrastructure. In my current job as a project
   manager, I have established LANs and WANs which have greatly increased effi-
   ciency.

• Single and available for frequent travel, I realize from your advertisement that the
   position requires frequent travel. I am fortunate to have the natural energy, industry,
   and enthusiasm required to put in the long hours necessary.

      You will find me, I am certain, a friendly, good-natured person whom you would
be proud to call part of the Chamber’s “team.” Although I have worked primarily in
profit-making environments, I am confident that I could enthusiastically and gracefully
transition my skills into a trade association environment. I would enjoy the opportunity
to contribute my strong networking knowledge to the Chamber.

     I hope you will call or write me soon to suggest a convenient time when we might
meet to discuss your needs further and how I might serve them.

                                                          Yours sincerely,



                                                        Your Name
2. Talk to friends and relatives.
Don’t be shy about telling your friends and relatives the kind of job you’re looking for.
Looking for the job you want involves using your network of contacts, so tell people what




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                              you’re looking for. They may be able to make introductions and help set up interviews.

                              About 25% of all interviews are set up through “who you know,” so don’t ignore this
                              approach.

                              3. Finally, and most importantly, use the “direct approach.”
                              More than 50% of all job interviews are set up by the “direct approach.” That means you
                              actually send a resume and a cover letter to a company you think might be interest-
                              ing to work for.
 The “direct approach” is a
     strategy in which you    To whom do you write?
choose your next employer.    In general, you should write directly to the exact name of the person who would be
                              hiring you: say, the vice-president of marketing or data processing. If you’re in doubt
                              about to whom to address the letter, address it to the president by name, and he or she
                              will make sure it gets forwarded to the right person within the company who has hiring
                              authority in your area.

                              How do you find the names of potential employers?
                              You’re not alone if you feel that the biggest problem in your job search is finding the
                              right names at the companies you want to contact. But you can usually figure out the
                              names of companies you want to approach by deciding first if your job hunt is prima-
                              rily geography-driven or industry-driven.

                              In a geography-driven job hunt, you could select a list of, say, 50 companies you
                              want to contact by location from the lists that the U.S. Chambers of Commerce publish
                              yearly of their “major area employers.” There are hundreds of local Chambers of Com-
                              merce across America, and most of them will have an 800 number which you can find
                              through 1-800-555-1212. If you and your family think Atlanta, Dallas, Ft. Lauder-
                              dale, and Virginia Beach might be nice places to live, for example, you could contact the
                              Chamber of Commerce in those cities and ask how you can obtain a copy of their list of
                              major employers. Your nearest library will have the book which lists the addresses of
                              all chambers.

                              In an industry-driven job hunt, and if you are willing to relocate, you will be
                              identifying the companies which you find most attractive in the industry in which you
                              want to work. When you select a list of companies to contact by industry, you can find
                              the right person to write and the address of firms by industrial category in Standard
                              and Poor’s, Moody’s, and other excellent books in public libraries. Many Web sites also
                              provide contact information.

                              Many people feel it’s a good investment to actually call the company to either find out or
                              double-check the name of the person to whom they want to send a resume and cover
                              letter. It’s important to do as much as you feasibly can to assure that the letter gets to
                              the right person in the company.

                              At the end of Part One, you will find some advice about how to conduct library
                              research and how to locate organizations to which you could send your resume.

                              What’s the correct way to follow up on a resume you send?
                              There is a polite way to be aggressively interested in a company during your job hunt. It
                              is ideal to end the cover letter accompanying your resume by saying, “I hope you’ll


                              8 Part One: Some Advice About Your Job Hunt
welcome my call next week when I try to arrange a brief meeting at your convenience to
discuss your current and future needs and how I might serve them.” Keep it low key,
and just ask for a “brief meeting,” not an interview. Employers want people who show a
determined interest in working with them, so don’t be shy about following up on the
resume and cover letter you’ve mailed.

 STEP THREE: Preparing for Interviews
                                                                                              It pays to be aware of
But a resume and cover letter by themselves can’t get you the job you want. You need to       the 14 most common
“prep” yourself before the interview. Step Three in your job campaign is “Preparing for       pitfalls for job hunters.
Interviews.” First, let’s look at interviewing from the company’s point of view.

What are the biggest “turnoffs” for companies?
One of the ways to help yourself perform well at an interview is to look at the main
reasons why companies don’t hire the people they interview, according to companies
that do the interviewing.

Notice that “lack of appropriate background” (or lack of experience) is the last reason for
not being offered the job.

The 14 Most Common Reasons Job Hunters Are Not Offered Jobs (according to the
companies who do the interviewing and hiring):

1.    Low level of accomplishment
2.    Poor attitude, lack of self-confidence
3.    Lack of goals/objectives
4.    Lack of enthusiasm
5.    Lack of interest in the company’s business
6.    Inability to sell or express yourself
7.    Unrealistic salary demands
8.    Poor appearance
9.    Lack of maturity, no leadership potential
10.   Lack of extracurricular activities
11.   Lack of preparation for the interview, no knowledge about company
12.   Objecting to travel
13.   Excessive interest in security and benefits
14.   Inappropriate background

Department of Labor studies have proven that smart, “prepared” job hunters can in-
crease their beginning salary while getting a job in half the time it normally takes. (4˚
months is the average national length of a job search.) Here, from PREP, are some
questions that can prepare you to find a job faster.

Are you in the “right” frame of mind?
It seems unfair that we have to look for a job just when we’re lowest in morale. Don’t
worry too much if you’re nervous before interviews. You’re supposed to be a little ner-
vous, especially if the job means a lot to you. But the best way to kill unnecessary fears
about job hunting is through 1) making sure you have a great resume and 2) prepar-
ing yourself for the interview. Here are three main areas you need to think about before
each interview.



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                             Do you know what the company does?
                             Don’t walk into an interview giving the impression that, “If this is Tuesday, this must
                             be General Motors.”

                             Find out before the interview what the company’s main product or service is. Where is
                             the company heading? Is it in a “growth” or declining industry? (Answers to these ques-
                             tions may influence whether or not you want to work there!)

   Research the company      Information about what the company does is in annual reports as well as newspaper
         before you go to    and magazine articles. Just visit your nearest library and ask the reference librarian to
               interviews.   guide you to materials on the company. Internet searches will yield valuable information. At
                             the end of Part One, you will find many suggestions about how to research companies.

                             Do you know what you want to do for the company?
                             Before the interview, try to decide how you see yourself fitting into the company.
                             Remember, “lack of exact background” the company wants is usually the last reason
                             people are not offered jobs.

                             Understand before you go to each interview that the burden will be on you to “sell” the
                             interviewer on why you’re the best person for the job and the company.

                             How will you answer the critical interview questions?
                             Put yourself in the interviewer’s position and think about the questions you’re most
                             likely to be asked. Here are some of the most commonly asked interview questions:

 Anticipate the questions    Q: “What are your greatest strengths?”
                  you will   A: Don’t say you’ve never thought about it! Go into an interview knowing the three
be asked at the interview,      main impressions you want to leave about yourself, such as “I’m hard-working, loyal,
        and prepare your        and an imaginative cost-cutter.”
   responses in advance.
                             Q: “What are your greatest weaknesses?”
                             A: Don’t confess that you’re lazy or have trouble meeting deadlines! Confessing that
                                you tend to be a “workaholic” or “tend to be a perfectionist and sometimes get frustrated
                                when others don’t share my high standards” will make your prospective employer
                                see a “weakness” that he likes. Name a weakness that your interviewer will perceive
                                as a strength.

                             Q: “What are your long-range goals?”
                             A: If you’re interviewing with Microsoft, don’t say you want to work for IBM in five
                                years! Say your long-range goal is to be with the company, contributing to its goals
                                and success.

                             Q: “What motivates you to do your best work?”
                             A: Don’t get dollar signs in your eyes here! “A challenge” is not a bad answer, but it’s a
                                little cliched. Saying something like “troubleshooting” or “solving a tough prob-
                                lem” is more interesting and specific. Give an example if you can.

                             Q: “What do you know about this company?”
                             A: Don’t say you never heard of it until they asked you to the interview! Name an inter-
                                esting, positive thing you learned about the company recently from your research.

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   Remember, company executives can sometimes feel rather “maternal” about the com-
   pany they serve. Don’t get onto a negative area of the company if you can think of
   positive facts you can bring up. Of course, if you learned in your research that the
   company’s sales seem to be taking a nose-dive, or that the company president is
   being prosecuted for taking bribes, you might politely ask your interviewer to
   tell you something that could help you better understand what you’ve been reading.
   Those are the kinds of company facts that can help you determine whether you want
   to work there or not.                                                                      Go to an interview
                                                                                              prepared to tell the
Q: “Why should I hire you?”                                                                   company why it
A: “I’m unemployed and available” is the wrong answer here! Get back to your strengths        should hire you.
   and say that you believe the organization could benefit by a loyal, hard-working cost-
   cutter like yourself.

In conclusion, you should decide in advance, before you go to the interview, how you will
answer each of these commonly asked questions. Have some practice interviews with a
friend to role-play and build your confidence.

 STEP FOUR: Handling the Interview and Negotiating Salary

Now you’re ready for Step Four: actually handling the interview successfully and effec-
tively. Remember, the purpose of an interview is to get a job offer.

Eight “do’s” for the interview                                                                A smile at an interview
According to leading U.S. companies, there are eight key areas in interviewing                makes the employer
success. You can fail at an interview if you mishandle just one area.                         perceive of you as
                                                                                              intelligent!
1. Do wear appropriate clothes.
   You can never go wrong by wearing a suit to an interview.

2. Do be well groomed.
   Don’t overlook the obvious things like having clean hair, clothes, and fingernails for
   the interview.

3. Do give a firm handshake.
   You’ll have to shake hands twice in most interviews: first, before you sit down, and
   second, when you leave the interview. Limp handshakes turn most people off.

4. Do smile and show a sense of humor.
   Interviewers are looking for people who would be nice to work with, so don’t be so
   somber that you don’t smile. In fact, research shows that people who smile at interviews
   are perceived as more intelligent. So, smile!

5. Do be enthusiastic.
   Employers say they are “turned off” by lifeless, unenthusiastic job hunters who show
   no special interest in that company. The best way to show some enthusiasm for the
   employer’s operation is to find out about the business beforehand.

6. Do show you are flexible and adaptable.
   An employer is looking for someone who can contribute to his organization in a flexible,
   adaptable way. No matter what skills and training you have, employers know every


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                                  new employee must go through initiation and training on the company’s turf. Cer-
                                  tainly show pride in your past accomplishments in a specific, factual way (“I saved my
                                  last employer $50.00 a week by a new cost-cutting measure I developed”). But don’t
                                  come across as though there’s nothing about the job you couldn’t easily handle.

                               7. Do ask intelligent questions about the employer’s business.
                                  An employer is hiring someone because of certain business needs. Show interest in
                                  those needs. Asking questions to get a better idea of the employer’s needs will help
                                  you “stand out” from other candidates interviewing for the job.

                               8. Do “take charge” when the interviewer “falls down” on the job.
                                  Go into every interview knowing the three or four points about yourself you want the
                                  interviewer to remember. And be prepared to take an active part in leading the
                                  discussion if the interviewer’s “canned approach” does not permit you to display your
                                  “strong suit.” You can’t always depend on the interviewer’s asking you the “right”
    Employers are seeking         questions so you can stress your strengths and accomplishments.
people with good attitudes
                     whom      An important “don’t”: Don’t ask questions about salary or benefits at the first interview.
they can train and coach to    Employers don’t take warmly to people who look at their organization as just a place to
       do things their way.    satisfy salary and benefit needs. Don’t risk making a negative impression by
                               appearing greedy or self-serving. The place to discuss salary and benefits is normally at
                               the second interview, and the employer will bring it up. Then you can ask questions
                               without appearing excessively interested in what the organization can do for you.

                               “Sell yourself” before talking salary
                               Make sure you’ve “sold” yourself before talking salary. First show you’re the “best fit” for
                               the employer, and then you’ll be in a stronger position from which to negotiate salary.

                               Interviewers sometimes throw out a salary figure at the first interview to see if you’ll
                               accept it. Don’t commit yourself. You may be able to negotiate a better deal later on. Get
                               back to finding out more about the job. This lets the interviewer know you’re interested
                               primarily in the job and not the salary.

                               Now…negotiating your salary
                               You must avoid stating a “salary requirement” in your initial cover letter, and you must
                               avoid even appearing interested in salary before you are offered the job.

                               Never bring up the subject of salary yourself. Employers say there’s no way you can
                               avoid looking greedy if you bring up the issue of salary and benefits before the
                               company has identified you as its “best fit.”

  Don’t appear excessively     When the company brings up salary, it may say something like this: “Well, Mary, we
   interested in salary and    think you’d make a good candidate for this job. What kind of salary are we talking about?”
  benefits at the interview.
                               Never name a number here, either. Give the ball back to the interviewer. Act as though
                               you hadn’t given the subject of salary much thought and respond something like this:
                               “Ah, Mr. Jones, salary. . .well, I wonder if you’d be kind enough to tell me what salary
                               you had in mind when you advertised the job?” Or ... “What is the range you have in
                               mind?”

                               Don’t worry, if the interviewer names a figure that you think is too low, you can say so


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without turning down the job or locking yourself into a rigid position. The point here is
to negotiate for yourself as well as you can. You might reply to a number named by the
interviewer that you think is low by saying something like this: “Well, Mr. Lee, the job
interests me very much, and I think I’d certainly enjoy working with you. But, frankly,
I was thinking of something a little higher than that.” That leaves the ball in your
interviewer’s court again, and you haven’t turned down the job either, in case it turns
out that the interviewer can’t increase the offer and you still want the job.

Last, send a follow-up letter.
Finally, send a letter right after the interview telling your interviewer you enjoyed the
meeting and are certain (if you are) you are the “best fit” for the job. The people inter-      Salary negotiation can be
viewing you will probably have an attitude described as either “professionally loyal” to        tricky.
their companies or “maternal and proprietary” if the interviewer also owns the com-
pany. In either case, they are looking for people who want to work for that company in
particular. The follow-up letter you send might be just the deciding factor in your favor
if the employer is trying to choose between you and someone else.

Sample follow-up letters are shown in the next section. Be sure to modify the model
letter according to your particular skills and interview situation.

 Researching companies and locating employers
Figuring out the names of the organizations to which you want to mail your resume is
part of any highly successful job campaign. Don’t depend on only answering the ads you
read in printed or electronic form, waiting for the ideal job to appear in newspapers or        A follow-up letter can help
magazines, many of which are published online. If you are geographically oriented               the employer choose
and need to find work in a particular city or town, check out the Sunday advertisements         between you and another
in the classified sections which suit you best, such as “administrative” or “professional”      qualified candidate.
or “technical.” Also aggressively research possible employers. Here is some information
which you can use in researching the names of organizations for which you might be
interested in working.

In electronic and printed form, most libraries have a variety of information available on
various organizations throughout the U.S. and worldwide. If your local library has computers,
you will probably have access to a vast network of information. Many printed materials
might be available only for use in the reference room of the library, but some items may be
checked out. Listed below are some of the major sources to look for, but be sure and check at
the reference desk to see if there are any resources available in a printed or online form
related to the specific types of companies you wish to investigate.

The Worldwide Chamber of Commerce Directory
Most chambers of commerce annually produce a “list of major employers” for their mar-
ket area (or city). Usually the list includes the name, address, and telephone number of
the employer along with information about the number of people employed, kinds of
products and services produced, and a person to contact about employment. You can
obtain the “list of major employers” in the city where you want to work by writing to
that chamber. There is usually a small charge.

The Worldwide Chamber of Commerce Directory is an alphabetical listing of
American and foreign chambers of commerce. It includes:
    All U.S. Chambers of Commerce (with addresses and phone numbers)
    American Chambers of Commerce abroad
    Canadian Chambers of Commerce
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      Foreign Chambers of Commerce in principal cities worldwide
      Foreign Embassies and Consulates in the U.S.
      U.S. Consulates and Embassies throughout the world

Standard and Poor’s Register of Corporations, Directors, and Executives
Standard and Poor’s produce three volumes annually with information concerning over
77,000 American corporations. They are:

Volume 1—Corporations. Here is an alphabetical listing of a variety of information
for each of over 77,000 companies, including:
• name of company, address, telephone number
• names, titles, and functions of several key officers
• name of accounting firm, primary bank, and law firm
• stock exchange, description of products or services
• annual sales, number of employees
• division names and functions, subsidiary listings

Volume 2—Directors and Executives. This volume lists alphabetically over 70,000
officers, directors, partners, etc. by name. Information on each executive includes:
• principal business affiliation
• business address, residence address, year of birth
• college and year of graduation, fraternal affiliation

Volume 3—Index.

Moody’s Manuals
Moody’s Manuals provide information about companies traded on the New York and
American Stock Exchanges and over the counter. They include:

Moody’s Industrial Manual
Here, Moody’s discusses detailed information on companies traded on the New York,
American, and regional stock exchanges. The companies are listed alphabetically. Basic
information about company addresses, phone numbers, and the names of key officers is
available for each company listed. In addition, detailed information about the financial and
operating data for each company is available. There are three levels of detail provided:

Complete Coverage. Companies in this section have the following information:
• financial information for the past 7 years (income accounts, balance sheets, financial
  and operating data).
• detailed description of the company’s business including a complete list of sub-
  sidiaries and office and property sites.
• capital structure information, which includes details on capital stock and long-term
  debt, with bond and preferred stock ratings and 2 years of stock and bond price
  ranges.
• extensive presentation of the company’s last annual report.

Full Measure Coverage. Information on companies in this section includes:
• financial information for the past 7 years (income accounts, balance sheets, fi-
  nancial and operating data).
• detailed description of company’s business, with a complete list of subsidiaries and
  plant and property locations.

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• capital structure information, with details on capital stock and long-term debt, with
   bond and preferred stock ratings and 2 years of stock and bond price changes.

Comprehensive Coverage. Information on companies in this section includes:
• 5 years of financial information on income accounts, balance sheets, and financial
  and operating ratios.
• detailed description of company’s business, including subsidiaries.
• concise capital structure information, including capital stock and long-term debts,
  bond and preferred stock ratings.

Moody’s OTC Manual
Here is information on U.S. firms which are unlisted on national and regional stock
exchanges. There are three levels of coverage: complete, full measure, and com-
prehensive (same as described above). Other Moody’s manuals include: Moody’s Public
Utility Manual, Moody’s Municipal and Government Manual, and Moody’s Bank and
Finance Manual.

Dun’s Million Dollar Directory
Three separate listings (alphabetical, geographic, and by products) of over 120,000 U.S.
firms. There are three volumes:
Volume 1—The 45,000 largest companies, net worth over $500,000.
Volume 2—The 37,000 next largest companies.
Volume 3—The 37,000 next largest companies.

U.S. industrial directories
Ask your librarian to guide you to your library’s collection of industrial directories.
Almost every state produces a manufacturing directory, for example, and many
libraries maintain complete collections of these directories. You may find information
on products and the addresses and telephone numbers of industrial companies.

Thomas’ Register of Manufacturers
16 volumes of information about manufacturing companies.
Volumes 1-8—Alphabetical listing by product.
Volumes 9-10—Alphabetical listing of manufacturing company names, addresses,
telephone numbers, and local offices.
Volumes 11-16—Alphabetical company catalog information.

Information About Foreign Companies
If you’d like your next job to be overseas or with an international company, you can find
much helpful information in the library. You approach these companies in the same
way as you would approach U.S.-based companies.

Directory of Foreign Manufacturers in the U.S.
Alphabetical listing of U.S. manufacturing companies which are owned and operated by
parent foreign firms. The information provided includes the name and address of the U.S.
firm, the name and address of the foreign parent firm, and the products produced.

Directory of American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries
Alphabetical listing of the names, addresses, chief officers, products, and country
operated in of U.S. firms abroad.

International Firms Directory
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This lists foreign corporations.

Hoover’s Handbook of World Business
This lists corporations in Asia and Europe.

Principal International Businesses
This is a comprehensive directory of international businesses.

Information Available From The Internet
Information about companies is also available through the Internet. You can use all the
search engines to help you in your search for company information and company website
addresses. It is not the purpose of this book to recommend websites by name, but you
can type in “jobs” or “employment” or “careers” as a key word using any search engine
and you will be introduced to organizations that will allow you to post your resume
online. You can also usually find an organization’s website by typing in the following
website addresses, just substituting the name of the company you want to find, such as
“Dell,” for “organizationname”:
         http://www.organizationname.com
         http:/www.organizationname.org
         http://www.organizationname.net

However, sometimes finding what you are looking for takes trial and error. For example, if
you wanted to find Hewlett Packard’s website, you would find it either by typing in
“Hewlett Packard” as a key word or by typing in http://www.HP.com. Not all website
addresses are perfectly obvious, straightforward, or intuitive, but the search engines
usually perform in an excellent fashion when you type in key words in a trial-and-error
“surfing” or fact-finding mode.




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                                                              PART TWO: COVER LETTERS FOR COMPUTER
   JOBS
Many people are aware of the importance of having a great resume, but most people in
a job hunt don’t realize just how important a cover letter can be. The purpose of the
cover letter, sometimes called a “letter of interest,” is to introduce your resume to
prospective employers.
                                                                                              A cover letter is an
“A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words.”                                                        essential part of a job
As a way of illustrating how important the cover letter can be, we have chosen to show        hunt.
you on the next two pages the cover letter and resume of an individual in career change
who is seeking his first job in the computer field. If the employer received only his         Please do not attempt
resume without a cover letter, this individual would appear to offer merely 14 years of       to implement a job
experience in the farm industry. What the cover letter allows him to do is to explain         hunt without a cover
that he worked extensively with computers in the agricultural industry prior to going         letter such as the ones
back to college at middle age to finish his Computer Science degree.                          you see in Part Two
                                                                                              and in Part Three of
The cover letter is the critical ingredient in a job hunt such as David Curtin’s because      this book. A cover
the cover letter allows him to say a lot of things that just don’t “fit” on the resume. For   letter is the first
example, he can emphasize his ability to relate well to customers.                            impression of you, and
                                                                                              you can influence the
Finally, the cover letter gives him a chance to stress his maturity and work experience.      way an employer views
This will set him apart from other newly minted college grads who will be lacking in          you by the language
experience.                                                                                   and style of your letter.


You will see on the next two pages that the cover letter gives you a chance to “get
personal” with the person to whom you are writing whereas the resume is a more for-
mal document. Even if the employer doesn’t request a cover letter, we believe that it is
always in your best interest to send a cover letter with your resume. The aim of this
book is to show you examples of cover letters designed to blow doors open so that you
can develop your own cover letters and increase the number of interviews you have.




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         Your cover letter and resume are “companion” documents.
                                                                               Date



                            Exact Name of Person
                            Exact Title
                            Exact Name of Company
                            Address
                            City, State, Zip

A cover letter and resume   Dear Exact Name of Person (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):
are “companion” docu-
ments.                           With the enclosed resume, I would like to express my interest in exploring em-
                            ployment opportunities with your organization.
When you look at this
resume, you see how               As you will see from my resume, I hold a degree in Computer Science and previously
important a cover letter    completed extensive coursework at the University of Georgia in Electrical Engineering.
can be in a job hunt.       After the University of Georgia, I became employed by the Case Company and worked
Without the cover letter,   for that corporation for 14 years as a Product Support Manager. I resigned from my
this person might seem      position with the Case Company and became a full-time Computer Science student in
lacking in the raw          2000 when the company asked me to accept a promotion which required relocation to
ingredients which lead to   their home office in Wisconsin. At that point, I decided to complete the college degree
success in the computer     which I had begun many years earlier, and I have worked part-time as a business con-
field.                      sultant while completing my B.S. I have completed courses related to HTML, Java,
                            Visual Basic, C and C++, UNIX, and Interfacing, and I am making plans to pursue
                            Oracle in my spare time.

                                   While providing all types of wholesale support and sales to 20 retail dealers in my
                            job as a Product Support Manager with the Case Company, I was extensively involved
                            in training the dealers’ employees in computer operations. The Case Company decided in
                            1994 that it would require its dealer-customers to communicate with the company through
                            online methods, so it became a major part of my job to work with dealers’ platforms
                            which included UNIX, AS 400, and Windows NT. I trained the dealers’ employees in
                            computer operations, and I also trained technicians to perform troubleshooting using
                            high-tech computer equipment.

                                  A key part of my job was helping dealers maximize the profitability of their retail
                            businesses, so I became very skilled at interpreting financial documents including
                            proformas, balance sheets, and other paperwork. I take pride in the fact that I helped
                            all my dealer customers improve their bottom line through my recommendations re-
                            lated to market share, product line conversions and product mix, warranty policies and
                            procedures, and stock ordering. I was consistently in the top 5% of the company’s man-
                            agers in a variety of areas including customer satisfaction.

                                  If you can use a versatile professional who offers a versatile background which
                            includes extensive customer service experience as well as computer knowledge, I hope
                            you will contact me soon to suggest a time we might meet. Thank you for your time.

                                                                               Sincerely,



                                                                               David Curtins


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                   DAVID CURTINS
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305  • preppub@aol.com •         (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________

OBJECTIVE          I want to contribute to an organization that can use a resourceful professional with an exten-
                   sive technical background in electrical engineering and computer science along with vast ex-
                   perience in business consulting, operations management, and sales.

EDUCATION          B.S. degree in Computer Science, Phillips College, Weston, GA, 2001.
                   • Completed course work related to Java, Visual Basic, C and C++, UNIX, Interfacing,
                       and other subjects. Will pursue Oracle studies in my spare time.
                   • Previous course work in Electrical Engineering: Began college with a major of pre-
                       med and changed to Electrical Engineering, University of Georgia.
                   Technical computer training: Extensive training related to UNIX, AS 400, Windows NT,
                   and other platforms sponsored by the Case Corporation.
                   • Skilled at interpreting schematics, diagrams, and blueprints; highly proficient in working
                       with electrical circuitry. Highly skilled with Word, PowerPoint, Excel.
                   Financial training: Am skilled at reading profit-and-loss statements, pro formas, balance
                   sheets, and other financial documents.
                   Graduated from Jeff Davis High School, Hazlehurst, GA, 1983.
                   • Was a school leader: was voted “Mr. Junior” and “Mr. Senior.”

EXPERIENCE         BUSINESS CONSULTANT & FULL-TIME COMPUTER SCIENCE STUDENT. (2000-
                   present). After working for the Case Company for 14 years, I resigned from the corporation
                   when the company wanted me to accept a promotion and relocation to its home office in
                   Racine, WI; I decided to resign and complete my college degree.

                   PRODUCT SUPPORT MANAGER. Borders Company, Racine, WI (1988-2000). Was re-
                   sponsible for 20 retail dealers and served as their wholesale source of supply for agricultural
                   items such as plow tools.
                   • Became skilled in all aspects of business consulting as I worked with retailers to im-
                       prove their profitability and merchandising mix; developed plans to foster better rela-
                       tionships between dealers and their customers.
                   • Developed innovative plans to help dealers increase the service part of their business.
                       Utilized PowerPoint to make presentations and conduct training.
                   • Functioned as a business consultant; was trained to read financial statements and profit-
                       and-loss statements.
                   • In 1994, after the company made the decision to require dealers to communicate their
                       orders and other matters online, was extensively trained in computer operations re-
                       lated to UNIX, AS 400, Windows NT, and other platforms. Became skilled in assisting
                       customers in their networking needs, and trained the dealers’ employees in computer
                       use and troubleshooting.
                   • Trained technicians to perform troubleshooting using high-tech computer troubleshoot-
                       ing equipment.
                   Highlights of achievements:
                   • Increased parts sales from $3.9 million in 1991 to $6.8 million in 1999.
                   • Boosted customer satisfaction rating from 62% in 1997 to 84% in 1999.
                   • Developed effective business plans which established goals for numerous product lines
                       and which established objectives for operating income, market share, product line
                       conversions, warranty policies and procedures, customer complaints, service reports,
                       stock order goals, and claim audits.

PERSONAL           Outstanding references on request. Extremely resourceful and effective problem solver.


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     Looking Closer: The
          ANATOMY OF A                                                                 Date
           COVER LETTER


   Addressing the Cover
     Letter: Get the exact      Raytheon
     name of the person to      P.O. Box 6056
whom you are writing. This      Greenville, TX 75403
      makes your approach       Attn: Mr. Smith
                  personal.
                                Dear Mr. Smith:

    First Paragraph: This             With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my knowledge of and
     explains why you are       education in communications and fiber optic technology, and to express my strong in-
                    writing.    terest in offering my skills to your company. I recently spoke with a former Raytheon
                                employee, Mr. Lonzo G. Bustos, and he recommended that I forward my resume to your
                                attention.

 Second Paragraph: You                As you will see, I have just completed my Associate’s Degree in Electronics Technology.
     have a chance to talk      My major area of concentration was Communications and Fiber Optics. I have worked
about whatever you feel is      with fiber optics previously while employed by Quanta Systems on a contract job in
  your most distinguishing      which we installed optical module boxes and fiber optic cable along a 5-mile perimeter.
                    feature.
                                      Though my previous work experience is not as highly technical in nature, I think
    Third Paragraph: You        you will see that I have proven myself to be a hard-working and reliable employee, as well
   bring up your next most      as a capable supervisor. Most of the jobs shown on my resume were jobs I held while
distinguishing qualities and    simultaneously completing courses toward my A.S. degree. Now that I have finished my
                      try to    degree, I am anxious to utilize my knowledge of communications and fiber optics tech-
               sell yourself.   nology. My strong work ethic, education, and technical know-how would be an asset to
                                your organization.

Final Paragraph: He asks              If you can use a highly motivated, intelligent young communications and fiber
   the employer to contact      optics professional, I hope you will contact me to suggest a convenient time when we
     him. (Make sure your       might meet to discuss your present and future needs, and how I might meet them.
    reader knows what the
            “next step” is.)
                                                                                              Sincerely,




                                                                                              Pete Dawkins




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                                                                                               Semi-blocked Letter

                                                             Date                              Date
                                                                                               Three blank spaces


Exact Name of Person                                                                           Address
Exact Title
Exact Name of Company
Address
City, State, Zip

Dear Exact Name of Person: (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):                     Salutation
                                                                                               One blank space
      With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my exceptional
technical skills as well as my strong background as a talented manager, articulate trainer,       One blank space
and highly skilled information systems and telecommunications professional.

      As you will see from my resume, I have earned a Master of Science in Computer
Systems Engineering, graduating summa cum laude with a cumulative GPA of 3.9. I
have further augmented my education with numerous technical courses, including
Lifespan 2000/2012 fiber optics systems, Novell NetWare Systems Administrator 4.0
(LAN), and Microsoft courses in Network Essentials, NT Server & Workstation, Ex-
change, SQL, SMS, and TCP/IP. In addition, I have extensive military training in the
telecommunications field including courses in Mobile Subscriber Equipment and Tacti-
cal Satellite/Microwave Systems.

      Recently I have excelled as a Fiber Optics Instructor, traveling worldwide to pro-
vide corporate training and technical support in installation, troubleshooting, maintenance,
and configuration of ACCESS family fiber optic systems to customers worldwide which            Body
include Sprint, MCI, AT&T, and others. In previous positions, I have designed and
implemented corporate Wide Area Networks and managed an ISDN technical support
center for GTE, providing technical assistance with modem and terminal adapter con-
figurations including Frame Relay, T1, and T-3 systems.

       You will also see from my resume that I was Project Manager for the implementation
of a $500 million Novell LAN and provided training, supervision, and oversight for GTE-
Mobile Subscriber Equipment training as well as authoring a number of training materi-
als for Army leadership development and management courses.
                                                                                               One blank space
     If you can use a highly skilled information telecommunications and information
systems professional, I hope you will welcome my call soon when I try to arrange a brief       Signature
meeting to discuss your goals and how my background might serve your needs. I can
provide outstanding references at the appropriate time.

                                                             Sincerely,                        cc: Indicates you are
                                                                                               sending a copy of the letter
                                                                                               to someone


                                                             Steven Hutt




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Sample Cover Letters for Job Hunting




          The cover letters in this section are written for people who need a very creative and
          resourceful cover letter. These cover letters are designed to accompany resumes of indi-
          viduals trying to embark on a course of employment which is different from what they
          have been doing most recently.

          Career-change cover letters are designed to help you find employment in a new field
          or industry. In this type of cover letter, you must “make sense” of yourself to the prospec-
          tive employer. Otherwise, the prospective employer may look at your resume and ask
          himself, “Why is an air traffic controller writing to me about this programming job?”
          The career-change cover letter is the employer’s first impression of you and can explain
          why you are approaching him or her.

          If you don’t know what you want to do next, it’s best to make your cover letter
          “all purpose.”
          In a job hunt, the all-purpose cover letter can be a time saver because it can serve as a
          “standard” or “model” or “template” which you can use each time you send out your
          resume. You may wish to modify it from time to time, but the all-purpose cover letter is
          there, already written, often in your computer, when you see an ad you want to answer
          or when you identify an employer whom you wish to contact in order to explore suitable
          opportunities for someone of your skills and abilities. The all-purpose cover letter can be
          used for employers in your current field or for employers in other industries.

          When you are seeking your first job in a new field, use language that makes
          you “look” and “sound” as though you would be a credit to the profession you
          are trying to enter.
          Most people know the frustration of not having any experience in the field in which they
          are seeking employment. There are particular techniques that should be used when writ-
          ing a cover letter to try to obtain the first job in one’s field. This type of cover letter
          “builds a bridge” to a new field. Sometimes you just get tired of doing something you’ve
          done effectively for many years and feel that a change is needed in order to retain your
          enthusiasm and interest. But whether the job hunter is young or mature, the career-
          change cover letter must reach out personally to prospective employers and explain why
          the prospective employer’s business is of interest. That’s what anyone in a job hunt must
          do: reach out personally to the potential employer and make the employer believe that
          you are serious about your desire to make a career change, not just “having a bad day.”




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                                                       Date



Exact Name of Person
Title or Position
Name of Company
Address (number and street)
Address (city, state, and zip)

Dear Exact Name of Person: (or Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad)                          Changing careers
                                                                                              from teaching
       With the enclosed resume, I would like to express my interest in exploring em-         This career-change
ployment opportunities with your organization and make you aware of my versatile              letter emphasizes the
abilities which could complement your goals. Although I have been very successful as a        communication skills
Mathematics Teacher and have enjoyed the challenge of educating young minds, I have           and versatility of a
decided that I would like to apply my mathematical skills to benefit a company in the         young professional
computer industry.                                                                            with teaching
                                                                                              experience as well as a
      As you will see from my enclosed resume, I earned my B.S. in Mathematics with a         distinguished military
Computer Science Concentration from Michigan State University where I maintained a            record. Lack of
3.5 GPA. During my senior year I worked as many as 40 hours a week as a Research              experience in a
Assistant and Tutor.                                                                          particular field is not a
                                                                                              main reason why
      In my most recent job as a middle school math teacher, I refined my communication,      employers choose not
organizational, and time management skills while organizing and directing numerous            to interview applicants.
projects. On my own initiative, I planned the school’s first science fair. Earlier while      Employers are looking
serving in the U.S. Army for four years, I was handpicked for supervisory positions           for a track record of
ahead of my peers and commended for my effective leadership style.                            accomplishment in
                                                                                              whatever you have
      Both my management experience in the military and my teaching experience have           done so far.
helped me refine my verbal and written communication skills. I am highly regarded for my
ability to persuade, motivate, and lead, and I am certain I could utilize those skills and
talents in order to positively impact a company’s bottom line.

     If you can use a proven performer with an ability to work well with others, I hope
you will contact me to suggest a time when we might talk to discuss your needs. Single
and available for worldwide relocation, I would cheerfully travel as frequently as your
needs require. I can provide excellent references at the appropriate time.

                                                       Sincerely,




                                                       Julie M. Vogel




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                                                                                         Date



                              Exact Name of Person
                              Exact Title
                              Exact Name of Company
                              Address
                              City, State, Zip

Changing careers from         Dear Exact Name of Person: (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):
 the aviation industry
         In this letter, an         With the enclosed resume, I would like to introduce you to my considerable tech-
 electronics technician is    nical skills which are related to your needs.
   attempting to make a
 career change from the              As you will see from my resume, I am working for McDonnell Douglas Aircraft
    aviation industry. He     Corporation and have earned the respect of superiors and peers for my ability to quickly
   hopes to get closer to     learn and master new computer software and hardware. Currently assigned as an Air-
        the “forefront of     craft Instrumentation and Telemetry System Technician, I was nominated for early promo-
      technology” but he      tion based on my job knowledge and leadership. I have been credited with playing a major
  knows it is not wise to     role in the success of a unit which has won numerous honors including the governor’s
     state all his specific   award for “Quality in the Workplace,” a high-level maintenance effectiveness award, and
 desires in a cover letter    an “Outstanding Unit Award.”
   which introduces him
    and his background.             Selected for special projects and teams, I have participated in the development of
           Notice that he     aircraft modifications and earned recognition from the Undersecretary of Defense and
          emphasizes his      the McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Corporation for my efforts. One of my special projects
   background in quality      was applying technical expertise to complete modifications on cockpit cameras.
assurance, which should
 be an attractive feature           If you can use a self starter with excellent electronics and mechanical skills along
         to any industry.     with the ability to work independently or as a contributor to team efforts, I hope you
                              will welcome my call soon when I try to arrange a brief meeting to discuss your goals
                              and how my background might serve your needs. I can provide outstanding references
                              at the appropriate time.

                                                                                          Sincerely,




                                                                                          Michael Irvin

                                      Alternate Last Paragraph:
                                      I hope you will write or call me soon to suggest a time when we might meet to
                              discuss your needs and goals and how my background might serve them. I can provide
                              outstanding references at the appropriate time.




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                                                           Date



Exact Name of Person
Exact Title
Exact Name of Company
Address
City, State, Zip

Dear Exact Name of Person (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):                       Changing careers from
                                                                                                military service
      With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my background as a            In this letter, a military
versatile and experienced professional with a history of success in areas which in-             professional is seeking to
clude computer operations, logistics and supply, production control, and employee train-        change fields. Notice how
ing and supervision.                                                                            he tries to make the
                                                                                                employer understand what
      As you will see, I am completing requirements for my Bachelor’s degree in Computer        he learned in military
Science from Methodist College which I expect to receive this winter. I am proud of my          service which could be
accomplishment in completing this course of study while simultaneously meeting the              transferable knowledge. In
demands of a career in the U.S. Army. In my current military assignment as a Techni-            a career change,
cal Inspector, I ensure the airworthiness of aircraft which is required to relocate any-        experienced professionals
where in the world on extremely short notice in response to crisis situations.                  often must sell their
                                                                                                personality and potential
      Throughout my years of military service, I have been singled out for jobs which           more than their actual work
have required the ability to quickly make sound decisions and have continually maximized        experience in order to
resources while exceeding expected standards and performance guidelines. I have been            “blow the door open.”
responsible for certifying multimillion-dollar aircraft for flight service, training and su-
pervising employees who have been highly productive and successful in their own ca-
reers, and applying technical computer knowledge in innovative ways which have fur-
ther increased efficiency and productivity.

      I offer a combination of technical, managerial, and supervisory skills and a level
of knowledge which will allow me to quickly achieve outstanding results in anything I
attempt. Known for my energy and enthusiasm, I am a creative professional with a
strong desire to make a difference in whatever environment I find myself.

      I hope you will contact me to suggest a time when we might meet to discuss your
needs. I can assure you in advance that I could rapidly become an asset to your organization.

                                                                  Sincerely,



                                                          Kyle Sweeney




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                                                                                          Date



                               Exact Name of Person
                               Exact Title
                               Exact Name of Company
                               Address
                               City, State, Zip

Changing careers with          Dear Exact Name of Person: (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):
     a cover letter that
 emphasizes hardware                 With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my background as
              knowledge        an experienced network manager with extensive training and exceptional technical skills
    In this letter, a young    related to local and wide area network maintenance. I am skilled in areas including
   person completing his       but not limited to hardware upgrading, maintenance, and repair as well as software
bachelor’s degree reaches      installation and configuration.
      out to employers in
         various fields. He          As you will see from my resume, I have excelled in technical training programs
     emphasizes his track      which included courses on Introduction to LAN “Network Essentials,” Microsoft TCP/
     record of initiative in   IP, and Windows NT Server 4.0.
seeking out opportunities
  for training in his spare          I have supplemented this formal training with extensive hands-on experience in
                      time.    set-up, maintenance, and administration of Local and Wide Area Networks using Win-
                               dows, Windows NT2000 Server, and TCP/IP. Other training was related to Exchange
                               Server, Enterprise, and numerous other network and workstation applications. In addi-
                               tion, my comprehensive knowledge of hardware upgrading, maintenance, configura-
                               tion, and repair has been tested in challenging situations both in office and field envi-
                               ronments.

                                      Pursuing completion of a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems
                               (MIS), I am currently preparing to take the six-test battery of examinations leading to
                               certification as a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer.

                                     If you can use a highly skilled information systems professional with exceptional
                               technical skills in hardware, software, and network administration, I hope you will
                               welcome my call soon when I try to arrange a brief meeting to discuss your goals and
                               how my background might serve your needs. I can provide outstanding references at
                               the appropriate time.
                                                                                         Sincerely,



                                                                                          John Tessler




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                                                            Date



Exact Name of Person
Exact Title
Exact Name of Company
Address
City, State, Zip

Dear Exact Name of Person (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):                     Changing careers from
                                                                                              the
      With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my interest in ex-          government sector
ploring employment opportunities with your organization. After completing nearly 10           In this letter, an
years of distinguished federal service—and although I was strongly encouraged to re-          accomplished federal
main in the Department of Defense—I recently resigned and am in the process of per-           service worker is
manently relocating to your area. I am seeking employment in the private sector.              attempting to transfer his
                                                                                              abilities and skills into the
      In spite of a hectic schedule which involved frequent travel for training projects      private sector.
and worldwide missions, I completed nearly two years of college course work while
excelling in my full-time positions. Most recently, I have completed courses at a Microsoft
Certified Education Center, and I am in the process of obtaining my Microsoft Certified
System Engineer (MCSE). On my own initiative, I recently structured a local area com-
puter network which enabled my company to economize on scarce resources by effi-
ciently sharing data and peripherals. I offer knowledge of computer operations and com-
puter network systems.

      After beginning federal service, I was quickly identified as a leader and promoted
ahead of my peers. I excelled in supervisory roles in engineering and other organizations,
and the numerous awards I received praised my ability to mentor junior employees
and inspire them to excel. I flawlessly maintained accountability of up to $500,000 in
assets and was noted for my “aggressive emphasis on maintenance and safety.”

      My troubleshooting and problem-solving skills are strong, and I have applied them
in reducing maintenance backlogs as well as in organizing and managing special projects
designed to improve the technical skills of employees. I am highly proactive in seeking
out opportunities for self-improvement and for advancement of my skills and knowl-
edge.

     If you can use a highly motivated self-starter with unlimited personal initiative, I
hope you will contact me to suggest a time when we might discuss your needs. I can
provide excellent references.

                                                            Yours sincerely,




                                                            Kenny Stevens




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                                                                                            Date




   Launching a career in        Dear Sir or Madam:
  the computer industry
This letter holds the key to          With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my interest in ex-
    this individual’s intense   ploring employment opportunities with your organization and introduce you to my back-
desire to become employed       ground and credentials related to your business.
 in the computer field. He
     understands that he is           As you will see from my resume, I have recently earned my Microsoft Certified
  essentially “raw material”    Systems Engineer (MCSP) and Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) through
in a prospective employer’e     coursework from Internet Technologies (I.T.). I am seeking my first full-time job in the
eyes, so he is accentuating     internet technology field. I plan to continue my technical education in my spare time at
 that fact. He tries to make    night and on weekends so that I can acquire other certifications which will be beneficial
  an asset of his youth and     to my employer.
              inexperience.
                                      I feel that I have much to offer a company, even though I am only 19 years old. I
                                have worked since I was 13, and I have demonstrated my ability to rapidly master any
                                new technical task. While working in part-time and then in full-time positions with
                                Premier Builders since 2000, I have mastered many complex technical trades activities.
                                I have become a skilled carpenter and framer, and I have worked in nearly all areas of
                                the construction industry on projects related to residential construction. I have earned
                                a reputation as a highly reliable hard worker who knows how to produce high-quality
                                results under tight deadlines. I have earned respect for my natural mechanical abilities
                                and problem-solving skills, and since childhood I have been operating, maintaining, and
                                repairing farm equipment such as tractors, bush hogs, and bailers.

                                      A highly artistic individual with natural talents related to drawing, I am certain I
                                could apply that flair for creativity within a technical company aiming for maximum
                                customer appeal.

                                      I hope you will contact me to suggest a time when we could meet in person to
                                discuss suitable employment opportunities with your firm. I can provide excellent refer-
                                ences. Thank you.

                                                                                            Yours sincerely,




                                                                                            Anthony Hopkins




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                                                            Date



Exact Name of Person
Title or Position
Name of Company
Address (number and street)
Address (city, state, and zip)

Dear Exact Name of Person: (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad.)                    Changing careers from a
                                                                                              slow-growth industry to
      With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my considerable             a high-tech environment
background in the management of information systems and in the development of state-          In this letter, an individual
of-the-art software and business applications.                                                with impressive credentials
                                                                                              is seeking to attract an
      As you will see from my resume, I was recruited in 1994 by a fast-growing corpo-        employer on the forefront
ration experiencing rapid expansion to oversee the design and implementation of its           of technology. He feels
MIS activities at 80 store locations. I was promoted to Vice President of Management          that he wants to return to
Information Systems in the process of making major contributions to efficiency, pro-          a more creative
ductivity, and profitability. We have replaced store computers with a Windows-based           environment in which he
system that reduced manual record keeping and since then I have been designing the            would be involved in
implementation of the second phase of this re-engineering project. We are also develop-       thinking up new
ing an intranet for stores, supervisors, and other office personnel, and I have personally    technologies, rather than
designed and conducted training and support for all job levels, from top executives, to       installing the same
store management, to entry-level employees.                                                   technology in store after
                                                                                              store.
      In my prior position, I was promoted in a track record of advancement with a
company which developed software products for the telecommunications industry. During
that time I transformed a failing operation which was losing money into an efficient and
profitable business while reengineering a product which became the industry’s #1 seller.

     My software knowledge is vast, as you will also see from my resume, and I offer
recent experience with C++ as well as Intranet and HTML.

      I can provide outstanding personal and professional references at the appropriate
time, and I can assure you in advance that I have a reputation for building and maintaining
effective working relationships with people at all organizational levels. If my skills,
experience, and talents interest you, please contact me. Thank you in advance for your
professional courtesies.

                                                            Sincerely,




                                                            Robert Schniepp




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                                                                                     Date



                              Exact Name of Person
                              Title or Position
                              Name of Company
                              Address (number and street)
                              Address (city, state, and zip)

Changing careers into         Dear Exact Name of Person: (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad)
   the computer sales
                     field          I would appreciate an opportunity to talk with you soon about how I could
    In this letter, a store   contribute to your organization through my excellent sales, communication, and cus-
  manager is seeking to       tomer service skills. I am responding to your advertisement for a Computer Sales Rep-
     transfer her strong      resentative. I am very knowledgeable of the Dallas, TX, area and offer an out-
 bottom-line orientation      standing personal and professional reputation in the community.
          and impressive
     accomplishments in             As you will see from my enclosed resume, I have been highly successful in sales
boosting sales and profit     and operations management with a major corporation. Beginning as a Customer Service
      into the computer       Manager, I was promoted to manage stores with increasing sales volumes of $7 million,
                 industry.    $8.5 million, and $11.5 million annually. In my current position, I have raised total
                              sales by 20% and profit levels by 25% through my aggressive sales orientation.

                                    Although I am held in high regard by my employer and can provide outstanding
                              references at the appropriate time, I have decided that I would like to apply my sales,
                              customer service, and communication skills within the pharmaceutical sales field. I am
                              certain that my sales ability and strong bottom-line orientation would be ideally suited
                              to pharmaceutical sales. As a store manager, I have provided oversight of store merchan-
                              dising, vendor relations, and product mix.

                                    With a B.S.B.A. degree, I possess an educational background which complements
                              my sales and management experience. My highly developed communication skills, as-
                              sertive personality, and time-management ability have allowed me to effectively man-
                              age as many as 100 employees. I offer a reputation as a forceful yet tactful salesper-
                              son who is able to present ideas as well as products in a powerful and convincing
                              fashion.

                                    I can assure you that this is a very deliberate attempt on my part to transition
                              into the pharmaceutical sales field, and I hope you will call or write me soon to arrange
                              a brief meeting to discuss your current and future needs and how I might serve them.
                              Thank you in advance for your time.

                                                                                     Sincerely,



                                                                                     Gloria Pena




                              30 Real-Resumes Series
                                                          Date



Exact Name of Person
Exact Title
Exact Name of Company
Address
City, State, Zip

Dear Exact Name of Person (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):                         Changing careers with
                                                                                                  the goal of becoming
      With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my experience, train-           more involved in fiber
ing, and skills related to the areas of telecommunications, fiber optics, and cellular com-       optics
munications.                                                                                      In this case, a talented
                                                                                                  person with experience in
      As you will see from my resume, I have received licenses or certifications in areas         numerous functional
of technical expertise with Fiber Optics: OSP, Digital Group Modems and Mast, and                 areas is presenting herself
GTE Multichannel Transmissions. Trained in splicing and installing fiber optics cable,            to employers in numerous
I offer abilities related to the operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of multi-            industries in an “all-
channel radios, digital group modems, UHF and SHF radios, and antennas.                           purpose” cover letter.


       During my four years of employment with GTE Dynamics, I have worked at loca-
tions worldwide and I quickly advanced to a supervisory job overseeing up to eight
people. While earning a reputation as a technically skilled and knowledgeable young
professional, I made contributions which impacted on the effectiveness of maintenance
activities. I excelled in responsibilities which included making regular preventive maintenance
checks, supervising telecommunications specialists, and personally operating and main-
taining equipment.

      If you can use a fast learner with strong technical skills and a reputation as one
who can be counted on to get the job done right and on time, I hope you will contact me
soon to suggest a time when we might meet to discuss your needs. I can assure you in
advance that I can provide outstanding references and could quickly become an asset to
your organization.

                                                          Sincerely,



                                                          Grace Mayweather

      Alternate last paragraph:
      If you can use a fast learner with strong technical skills and a reputation as one
who can be counted on to get the job done right and on time, I hope you will welcome my
call soon to briefly discuss my qualifications and how I might contribute to your
organization’s continued growth and success. I can assure you in advance that I can
provide outstanding references and could quickly become an asset to your organization.




                                                  Real-Resumes for Computer Jobs: Anne McKinney Career Title 31
                                                                                       Date



                                Exact Name of Person
                                Exact Title
                                Exact Name of Company
                                Address
                                City, State, Zip

  Changing careers from         Dear Exact Name of Person (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):
    federal service to the
            private sector            With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my interest in ex-
   Changing careers is the      ploring employment opportunities with your organization.
purpose of this cover letter.
   What he is marketing to             As you will see from my resume, I have served my country with distinction in the
   private companies is his     Central Intelligence Agency. In my current position as a Computer Operator with the
strong personal qualities as    CIA, I have been rated as “absolutely superior in all areas” and commended for “unpar-
much as his experience and      alleled work ethic and dedication to goals” while operating a computerized console in a
      technical knowledge.      highly classified environment. I have volunteered my time extensively to community
                                projects, and I was proud to play a role in winning the “best team” rating in the Pacific.
                                In an earlier job as a Satellite Systems Technician at the Air Intelligence Agency’s largest
                                field site in Misawa, Japan, I was commended in writing as “superb operator” and was
                                praised for exhibiting “great initiative, attention to detail, and leadership.”

                                     I hold one of the nation’s highest security clearances: Top Secret/Sensitive Com-
                                partmented Information (TS/SCI). I offer a proven ability to excel in training, and I was
                                named Honor Graduate from the six-month Communications Signals Collection/Process-
                                ing Course.

                                       I am highly proactive in seeking out opportunities for self-improvement and for
                                advancement of my skills and knowledge. I am currently completing courses in se-
                                quence at the World Technology Education Center which will lead to the Microsoft Cer-
                                tified System Engineer (MSCE) certification as well as the Cisco Certified Network
                                Associate (CCNA) certification. Currently I am receiving training with UNIX through
                                the National Security Agency.

                                      Although I have been strongly encouraged to remain in military service and as-
                                sured of continuous rapid promotion, I have decided to leave the military and seek
                                opportunities in the civilian workplace. If you can use my versatile talents and skills, as
                                well as my reputation for strong personal initiative, I hope you will contact me to sug-
                                gest a time when we might discuss your needs. I can provide excellent references.

                                                                                              Yours sincerely,




                                                                                              Johnathon Little




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                                                                                       Sixteen Questions
                                                   Job Hunters Ask About Cover Letters (and Job Hunting)



In this section you will find answers to common questions about cover letters. Lots of
“oddball” situations come up in job hunting, and you will find the answers to many of
those questions in this section. In this section you will find out how to phrase the an-
swers to delicate questions such as questions about salary.

Question 1: What is the “direct approach?”
Question 2: How do I address a letter to an ad that provides names and addresses?
Question 3: What’s the best way to answer a “blind ad?”
Question 4: How do I respond to a recruiter or headhunter who has approached me?
Question 5: How do I apply for internal openings?
Question 6: How do I ask for consideration for multiple job openings?
Question 7: How do I e-mail or fax my resume and cover letter?
Question 8: If I want to “drop a name” in a cover letter, what’s the best way?
Question 9: If I’m relocating soon, how do I say that in the cover letter?
Question 10: If I’ve recently relocated, what do I say in the cover letter?
Question 11: What if I want to reopen a door that I closed previously?
Question 12: What if they ask for salary requirements?
Question 13: What if they ask for salary history?
Question 14: How do I make it clear that I want my approach to be confidential?
Question 15: How do I write a follow-up letter after an interview?
Question 16: How do I resign—gracefully?




                                              Real-Resumes for Computer Jobs: Anne McKinney Career Title 33
                                                                                     Date



                              Exact Name of Person
                              Title or Position
                              Name of Company
                              Address (number and street)
                              Address (city, state, and zip)

                      THE     Dear Exact Name of Person: (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad)
    DIRECT APPROACH
                                    I would appreciate an opportunity to talk with you soon about how I could contribute
   Question 1: What is        to your organization through my extensive background in sales including my recent
the “direct approach?”        experience as a Financial Consultant. I am confident I could be highly successful in the
  You need to master the      computer sales field with an industry giant such as Dell Computer.
   technique of using the
“direct approach” in your           As you will see from my resume, I hold the Series 7, Series 63, Series 24, and
   job hunt. By using the     Series 65 licenses and am a Registered Member of numerous exchanges and associations of
     direct approach, you     securities dealers. In 2000 I left a Wall Street firm to relocate to the South, where my
    create an all-purpose     wife and her family live. Since 2000 I have been working for Merrill Lynch, and after my
letter, such as the one on    training and licensing, I established 364 accounts and produced $5 million in managed
this page, which you can      money in my first six-month period of production. Although I am excelling in my job, I
       send to numerous       have decided that I wish to establish a career in sales in the computer industry.
   employers introducing
        yourself and your           Much of my rapid success as a Financial Consultant stems from my exceptional
       resume. The direct     sales abilities in addition to my entrepreneurial background. I offer an extensive back-
 approach is a proactive,     ground in working with business owners and entrepreneurs.
aggressive approach to a
job campaign, and it sure           I can provide outstanding personal and professional references, and I would be
    beats waiting around      delighted to make myself available at your convenience for a personal interview. Thank
      until the “ideal job”   you in advance for your professional courtesies and consideration.
appears in the newspaper
   (and 200 other people                                                             Yours sincerely,
   see it, too). Figure out
 the employers you wish
to approach either (1) by
 geographical area or (2)                                                            Elias Johnson III
 by industry and directly
           approach them
 expressing your interest
in their company. Believe
it or not, most people get
   their jobs through the
         direct approach!




                              34 Real-Resumes Series
                                                            Date



Exact Name of Person
Title or Position
Name of Company
Address (number and street)
Address (city, state, and zip)

Dear Exact Name of Person: (or Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad.)                         ANSWERING ADS


    With the enclosed resume, I would like to express my interest in the position of          Question 2: How do I
Network Administrator which you advertised in the Sunday “Gazette.”                           respond to an ad that
                                                                                              provides the name and
      As you will see, I offer expertise as a network and telecommunications analyst,         address?
manager, and administrator as well as in management information systems and Wide              It’s easy enough to reply
and Local Area Networks (WANs and LANs). Presently the Network and Tele-                      to an ad when you have
communications Analyst for a medical center, I ensure connectivity, compatibility, and        the name and address of
performance of a network of 60 servers which provide computer access to more than             the person you’re writing
3,000 hospital employees. Among my contributions while providing this vital support           to, but there’s more to
has been a project to upgrade and troubleshoot the time and attendance system. In an-         this question than meets
other project, I implemented an ATM backbone within the medical center.                       the eye. Read the ad
                                                                                              carefully and tailor your
      Earlier as a Network Manager and LAN Administrator for a major medical center, I        letter as precisely to the
assisted in the design and implementation of a project to convert an unmanaged ethernet       ad as possible.
to a managed switched ethernet network running on a fiber optics backbone. My contri-
butions to the success of this project included installing and setting up the first remote
connections, performing system backups, providing disk and printer management as well as e-
mail administration, and monitoring system security and performance.

      Previously I gained experience as a Hardware Specialist, Minicomputer System
Operator, Network Technician, and Systems Analyst. For one organization in Germany, I
expertly handled the details of disposing of and replacing 75% of outdated and obsolete
equipment in a position usually reserved for a more experienced professional.

      If you can use a creative, innovative professional who offers special skills in man-
aging and troubleshooting automated systems, I hope you will contact me to suggest a time
when we might meet to discuss your needs. I can provide outstanding references at the
appropriate time.

                                                            Sincerely,




                                                            Charles Folkart




                                                Real-Resumes for Computer Jobs: Anne McKinney Career Title 35
                                                                                      Date




                              P.O. Box 66
                              Dallas, TX 90345

      ANSWERING ADS           To whom it may concern:

Question 3: What’s the             With the enclosed resume, I would like to respond to your advertisement in the
  best way to answer a        Dallas Chronicle for a Computer Operator and make you aware of the considerable
             “blind ad?”      computer skills I could put to work for you.
        “To whom it may
 concern” or “Dear Sir or           As you will see from my resume, I am skilled in all aspects of office activities and
    Madam” is the proper      am proficient with WordPerfect and the Windows programs including Word, Excel, and
    salutation for a letter   Access. I am a very cheerful and adaptable person, as has been demonstrated by my
   responding to a “blind     ability to adapt rapidly and become quickly productive while working in long-term and
 ad” or an ad which does      short-term temporary assignments for major corporations, small businesses, and utility
 not reveal the company       companies. I am skilled at operating a multiline switchboard system, and I offer a proven
name or the name of the       ability to rapidly master new software applications.
 person to whom you are
      writing. Sometimes            A resourceful and enthusiastic individual, I have always found ways to contribute
companies don’t put their     to increased efficiency in all of my jobs. For example, in one job with an electrical supply
 name in the ad because       company, I implemented a new computer program which resulted in increased effi-
    they don’t want their     ciency in supply parts ordering.
competitors to know they
   are hiring. Sometimes           If you can use an experienced young professional known for an excellent attitude
    companies don’t give      as well as superior work habits including reliability, dependability, and honesty, I hope
their name because they       you will contact me to suggest a time when we might meet to discuss your needs. I can
 think it might encourage     assure you in advance that I could rapidly become an asset to your organization.
telephone calls about the
                      job.                                                            Sincerely,




                                                                                      Simone Guardado




                              36 Real-Resumes Series
                                                        Date




Mr. John Smith
XYZ Management Recruiters
Address (number and street)
Address (city, state, and zip)

                                                                                               RESPONDING TO
Dear Mr. Smith:
                                                                                               RECRUITERS

    After reviewing the materials you sent me regarding the Des Moines Public Schools
                                                                                               Question 4: How do I
Network Manager, I believe that my professional and personal attributes are comple-
                                                                                               respond to a recruiter
mentary to the needs of the school system.
                                                                                               or “headhunter” who
                                                                                               has approached me?
      In my current position as Network Manager of Fort Leavenworth Schools, I am
                                                                                               Don’t take any shortcuts
entrusted with serving 5,700 students and supervising a staff of 660. The challenges in
                                                                                               when responding to a
this district serving military dependents have been many and varied. With the coop-
                                                                                               recruiter who has
eration of the staff and the greater school community, we have been successful in secur-
                                                                                               approached you to see if
ing outstanding financial support for new technology initiatives from both the Depart-
                                                                                               you might be interested
ment of Defense and Congress.
                                                                                               in a new situation. In Mr.
                                                                                               Foster’s case, he has
       As Network Manager in Huntsville, AL, and at Fort Leavenworth, I provided the
                                                                                               been approached by a
management expertise for expansion of technology in the instructional program. Dur-
                                                                                               management recruiting
ing this past year, one of Fort Leavenworth’s elementary schools was chosen as a testbed
                                                                                               firm handling the search
site for President Clinton’s Technology Initiative (PTI). This pilot project will afford our
                                                                                               for a network
students and staff an opportunity to share innovative programs and instructional strategies.
                                                                                               administrator of a major
                                                                                               school district. As
      Thank you for your interest in my qualifications, and I look forward to talking
                                                                                               always, make sure your
with you soon about the next step you suggest in my formally applying for the position
                                                                                               cover letter “sells” you!
as Network Manager of the Des Moines School System.

                                                        Yours sincerely,




                                                        Andrew J. Foster




                                                Real-Resumes for Computer Jobs: Anne McKinney Career Title 37
                                                                                      Date



                              Exact Name of Person
                              Title or Position
                              Name of Company
                              Address (number and street)
                              Address (city, state, and zip)

         APPLYING FOR         Dear Exact Name of Person: (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad)
 INTERNAL OPENINGS
                                    With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my interest in the
 Question 5: How do I         position of Computer Analyst II with the Vermont Department of Revenue. As
      apply for internal      you will see from my enclosed resume, I offer a background as a seasoned accounting
              openings?       professional with exceptional analytical, communication, and organizational skills. In my
          We recommend        current job, I perform essentially as a Financial Management Analyst in my role as a
  sacrificing no formality    Field Auditor and Revenue Officer with the Vermont Department of Revenue.
       when applying for
 internal promotions. As            With the Department of Revenue, I have advanced in a track record of increasing
 you see from this cover      responsibilities. In my current position as a Field Auditor, I analyze financial reports of
  letter, you still need to   businesses and individuals, reconciling various general ledgers as well as investment and
  “sell’’ your interest and   checking accounts in order to accurately determine tax liability. Earlier as a Revenue
qualifications, even when     Officer, I consulted with taxpayers to assist them in determining the validity of deductions
  the insiders know you.      and calculating the amount of individual income tax owed. In both of these positions, I
                              trained my coworkers, sharing my extensive knowledge of Internal Revenue Service and
                              Vermont Department of Revenue codes and laws while educating department personnel
                              on correct procedures related to professional auditing and collections.

                                    I hold an Associate of Applied Science degree in Accounting from Central Berkshire
                              Community College and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University
                              of Oregon at Portland.

                                    Please favorably consider my application for this internal opening, and please also
                              consider my history of dedicated service to the Vermont Department of Revenue. I feel
                              certain that I could excel in this job and could be a valuable asset to the department.

                                                                                      Sincerely,




                                                                                      Kevin Strafford




                              38 Real-Resumes Series
                                                        Date



Exact Name of Person
Title or Position
Name of Company
Address (number and street)
Address (city, state, and zip)

Dear Exact Name of Person: (or Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad)                          SEEKING MULTIPLE JOB
                                                                                              CONSIDERATION
       With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of the considerable
skills I could put to work for the Baltimore Family Health System. Although I would           Question 6: How do I
like you to consider me for any situation where my versatile skills could be of value to      request consideration
you, I am particularly interested in the following positions:                                 for multiple job open-
       Programmer                                                                             ings in the organiza-
       Systems Coordinator                                                                    tion?
       Network Analyst II (Information Systems)                                               This individual knows the
                                                                                              organization she wants to
      You will see that I offer skills compatible with those and other business office        work for; she just isn’t
positions. I hold a B.S. in Computer Science and have acquired experience in internal         sure what job she wants
business auditing activities, payroll calculation and administration, computer operations,    within the organization! In
and office management. I have worked for only two companies and have been pro-                such a situation, you can
moted to increasing responsibilities in both organizations because of my initiative, pro-     plainly state in the first
ductivity, and office skills. I am proficient in utilizing numerous software programs in-     paragraph of your cover
cluding Excel, Lotus, and many others.                                                        letter that you wish to be
                                                                                              considered for multiple
      With a reputation as a congenial individual with outstanding customer service           job openings by name.
and public relations skills, I can provide outstanding personal and professional references   The employer will
at the appropriate time. Although I am excelling in my current position and am highly         probably be glad to learn
regarded by my employer, it is my desire to work in a medical environment.                    of your versatility.


       If you can use an energetic and highly motivated hard worker who offers versatile
skills and abilities, I hope you will contact me to suggest a time when we might meet to
discuss your needs and how I might serve them. Thank you in advance for your time.

                                                        Yours sincerely,




                                                        Holly M. Vargo




                                                Real-Resumes for Computer Jobs: Anne McKinney Career Title 39
                                                                                       Date




                              BY FAX TO: Human Resources Department
                              910-483-2439
                              Reference Job Code XYZ 9034

E-MAILING OR FAXING           Dear Sir or Madam:
   YOUR RESUME AND
         COVER LETTER               With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my interest in em-
                              ployment as a Computer Sales Representative with Dell Computer. I believe you are
 Question 7: How do I         aware that Walter Freeman, one of your Representatives, has recommended that I talk
       e-mail or fax my       with you because he feels that I could excel in the position as a Computer Sales Repre-
                resume?       sentative.
   The answer is: always
with a cover letter. When            As you will see from my enclosed resume, I offer proven marketing and sales skills
you fax your resume and       along with a reputation as a highly motivated individual with exceptional problem-solving
          the cover letter    abilities. Shortly after joining my current firm as a Mortgage Loan Specialist, I was
introducing your resume,      named Outstanding Loan Officer of the month through my achievement in generating
we recommend that you         more than $20,000 in fees.
  put the fax number on
  the top of the letter. In         I believe much of my professional success so far has been due to my highly moti-
 this way you identify to     vated nature and creative approach to my job. For example, when I began working for my
    the receiver how you      current employer, I developed and implemented the concept of a postcard that commu-
          contacted them      nicated a message which the consumer found intriguing. The concept has been so suc-
(remember, they may be        cessful that it has been one of the main sources of advertisements in our office and the
receiving dozens of other     concept has been imitated by other offices in the company.
      resumes and cover
   letters), and you also            In addition to my track record of excelling in the highly competitive financial ser-
 have a record of the fax     vices field, I gained valuable sales experience in earlier jobs selling copying equipment and
   number on the top of       sleep systems. I have also applied my strong leadership and sales ability in the human
  your copy of the letter.    services field, when I worked in adult probation services. I am very proud of the fact
  Never send any type of      that many troubled individuals with whom I worked told me that my ability to inspire
       correspondence in      and motivate them was the key to their becoming productive citizens.
 business without dating
                        it.         If you can use a creative and motivated self-starter who could enhance your goals
                              for market share and profitability, I hope you will contact me to suggest a time when we
                              could meet in person to discuss your needs and goals and how I could meet them. I can
                              provide strong personal and professional references at the appropriate time.

                                                                                       Yours sincerely,




                                                                                       Cheri Garcia




                              40 Real-Resumes Series
                                                       Date



Exact Name of Person
Title or Position
Name of Company
Address (number and street)
Address (city, state, and zip)

Dear Exact Name of Person: (or Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad)                         NAME DROPPING


      With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my interest in joining     Question 8: If I want
your organization in some capacity which could utilize my extensive experience related to    to “drop a name” in a
systems analysis. I am responding to your recent advertisement for a Systems Analyst,        letter, what’s the best
and I am confident that my extensive knowledge of banking could be valuable to you.          way?
                                                                                             It’s nice to play the

       I am somewhat familiar with your organization because I had the pleasure of work-     “who you know” game

ing by telephone last year with several of your employees on matters related to skip trac-   socially and in

ing, and I was impressed with the professionalism of your personnel. Ms. Lenette Wilson,     business, and it can

in particular, was especially helpful to me and gave me an outstanding impression of         help you get in the

your organization.                                                                           door for interviews,
                                                                                             too. If a current

      My family and I have recently relocated to Little Rock from El Paso, TX, where I       employee has

excelled in a track record of achievement as an Assistant Systems Analyst. I began           recommended that you

working for the Ft. Bliss Credit Union in an entry-level position and then was pro-          write to the

moted to handle complex responsibilities related to network management. I received           organization, or if you

numerous Customer Service Awards and achieved an extremely low data reject rate              have worked with

while overseeing the processing of large volumes of data.                                    members of the
                                                                                             organization on some

      In addition to excelling as a Collections Officer, I became knowledgeable of           project, you can “drop

consumer lending and banking while handling money orders, bank checks, IRA withdrawals,      a name” gracefully. In

travelers checks, savings bonds, coin exchanges, night deposit posting, handling the         so doing, you will add

closing of members’ accounts, filing members’ open-account cards, processing returned        warmth to a cover

checks, as well as processing and filming checks to National Credit Union Headquarters.      letter that will exude a
                                                                                             very personalized tone.

      If you can use a hard-working young professional who offers a reputation as a
thorough, persistent, and highly motivated individual, I hope you will contact me to
suggest a time when we might meet to discuss your needs and goals and how I could
help you achieve them. I would be delighted to discuss the private details of my salary
history with you in person, and I can provide outstanding personal and professional
references.

                                                       Sincerely,




                                                       Athena Zibart




                                               Real-Resumes for Computer Jobs: Anne McKinney Career Title 41
                                                                                        Date



                              Exact Name of Person
                              Title or Position
                              Name of Company
                              Address (number and street)
                              Address (city, state, and zip)

    RELOCATING SOON           Dear Exact Name of Person: (or Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad)

     Question 9: If I’m             With the enclosed resume, I would like to initiate the process of being considered
  relocating soon, how        for employment within your organization. Because of family ties, I am in the process of
          do I say that?      relocating to the Houston area by a target date of December 5. Although I already have
      Employers are nosy      a Houston address which is shown on my resume, it is my brother’s home and I would
 people! If they receive a    prefer your contacting me at the e-mail address shown on my resume or at my current
   resume from someone        telephone number if you wish to talk with me prior to December 5th.
   whose last (or current)
  job was in another town            Since graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a
or state, they wonder why     degree in Mathematics with a Computer Science concentration, I have a track record of
     you’ve relocated. Go     rapid promotion with a corporation headquartered in Miami Beach. I began as an Assis-
   ahead and satisfy their    tant Branch Manager and Head Buyer, was cross-trained as a Sales Representative, and
     curiosity in the cover   have been promoted to my current position in which I manage the selling process re-
        letter you send in    lated to 3,500 different products. In that capacity, I am entrusted with the responsibility for
advance of your arrival in    nearly $15 million in annual expenditures, and I maintain excellent working relation-
                     town.    ships with more than 150 vendors of name-brand consumer products sold through chain
                              and convenience stores.

                                    In my job, rapid change is a daily reality, and I have become accustomed to work-
                              ing in an environment in which I must make rapid decisions while weighing factors
                              including forecasted consumer demand, distribution patterns, inventory turnover patterns,
                              and vendor capacity and character. I have earned a reputation as a persuasive communi-
                              cator and savvy negotiator with an aggressive bottom-line orientation.

                                    If you can use my versatile experience in sales, purchasing, distribution, and op-
                              erations management, I hope you will contact me to suggest a time when we might meet
                              to discuss your needs and how I might serve them. I can provide excellent personal and
                              professional references, and I assure you in advance that I am a hard worker who is
                              accustomed to being measured according to ambitious goals for profitability in a highly
                              competitive marketplace.

                                                                                        Yours sincerely,




                                                                                        Dale P. Jensen




                              42 Real-Resumes Series
                                                     Date



Exact Name of Person
Title or Position
Name of Company
Address (number and street)
Address (city, state, and zip)

Dear Exact Name of Person: (or Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad)                      RECENTLY RELOCATED


      With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my background in        Question 10: If I’ve
accounts management, personnel supervision, and customer service as well as my strong     recently relocated,
organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. My husband and I have relo-      what do I say in the
cated back to Rochester, where our respective families are from.                          cover letter?
                                                                                          Employers like the sound
      While recently completing my Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, I      of the fact that you have
excelled academically and was named to the Dean’s List seven times. Prior to earning      relocated permanently
my degree, I excelled in both military and civilian environments.                         back to the place where
                                                                                          you’re from. That fact
      In one job in North Carolina, I began as a Receptionist answering a 30-line phone   tends to communicate
system for a 1100-employee company which provided on-line computer services. I rap-       that you might be a
idly advanced to Accounts Manager and Shift Supervisor, which placed me in charge of      permanent and stable
eight people. In that job I made hundreds of decisions daily which involved committing    employee in the work
the company’s technical resources. In addition to dispatching technicians and manag-      force of a local employer.
ing liaison with companies such as The Bank of Chicago, United Carolina Bank, and
Stein Mart, I was authorized to commit company resources valued at up to $500,000.

       With my husband’s retirement, we are eager to replant our roots in New York,
and I am seeking employment with a company that can use a highly motivated hard
worker who is known for excellent decision-making, problem-solving, and organizational
skills. If you can use a resourceful and versatile individual with administrative and
computer skills, I hope you will contact me to suggest a time when we can discuss your
present and future needs and how I might meet them. I can provide outstanding per-
sonal and professional references, and I thank you in advance for your time and consid-
eration.

                                                     Sincerely,




                                                     Antoinette Pardue




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                                                                                       Date



                               Exact Name of Person
                               Title or Position
                               Name of Company
                               Address (number and street)
                               Address (city, state, and zip)

     REOPENING A DOOR          Dear Exact Name of Person: (or Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad)

   Question 11: What if I            As I hope you will recall, several months ago I interviewed with you for a position
 want to reopen a door I       involving responsibility for computer sales with the Microsoft Corporation. I very much
       closed previously?      appreciated your many kindnesses to me during the interviewing process.
   Employers can get their
   feelings hurt if you turn         During the time when I was interviewing with you for a position, my current
down a job they offer you.     employer approached me and asked if I would take on a special project which involved
This lady had pulled out of    performing outside sales for the business. Since I had worked at Cross Roads Chrysler-
the last round of interviews   Buick for five years and was very familiar with the customer base and with the company’s
for a job with a newspaper,    style of doing business, he wanted me in particular to take on the project and I felt,
      and months later she     because of his business circumstances at the time, that I had a personal and moral
     realized she’d made a     obligation to serve the company in that role.
        mistake. This letter
 accompanying her resume            For that reason I was unable to follow through with the final stage of becoming an
 reopened the door for her     employee of the Microsoft Corporation.
   and led to an offer (and
      acceptance) of a job.          That project has now been completed and I feel I have loyally completed my obli-
                               gation to the company in that regard. I would like to ask that you reconsider me for an
                               advertising sales position with the Microsoft Corporation. I can provide outstanding per-
                               sonal and professional references, including from my current employer, and I can as-
                               sure you that I would offer the Microsoft Corporation the same loyalty as I have consis-
                               tently shown to my current employer.

                                     My resume is enclosed to refresh your memory about my skills and professional
                               qualifications. You may also recall that we first became acquainted years ago when I
                               was attending St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church.

                                     I have a high opinion of you and of the Microsoft Corporation, and I hope you will
                               consider me for any position which requires a positive, highly motivated individual with
                               a proven track record of excellent performance in sales and customer service. Thank
                               you again for your past courtesies, and I hope you will welcome my call soon when I try
                               to contact you to see if you have needs I could fill. Best wishes for the holiday season and
                               the New Year.

                                                                                       Yours sincerely,



                                                                                       Samantha Griggers




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                                                          Date



Exact Name of Person
Title or Position
Name of Company
Address (number and street)
Address (city, state, and zip)

Dear Exact Name of Person: (or Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad)                              WHEN THEY ASK FOR
                                                                                                  SALARY REQUIRE-
      I would like to make you aware of my strong interest in the position of Computer            MENTS
Training and Development Manager advertised in the Houston Chronicle. As you will see, I
have a track record of success as an experienced instructor and training program developer        Question 12: What if
as well as proven skills in employee supervision, staff development, and production management.   they ask for salary
                                                                                                  requirements?
      As you will see, I have excelled as an instructor, course developer, and technical          It’s not in your best
writer. Training and counseling junior personnel have always been key responsibilities.           interests to provide your
                                                                                                  salary requirements in
       With a versatile background which includes experience in the telecommunications field,     response to an ad. It’s
I have been involved in areas including logistics, planning and scheduling, and safety. I         better to discuss that
offer a reputation as a skilled communicator who has been especially effective in provid-         subject in person with
ing instruction in individual and group situations. I am especially proud of the Associate’s      the employer, and
degree I earned while excelling in my full-time job.                                              always let the employer
                                                                                                  bring the subject up. If
      With regard to my salary requirements, I would be delighted to discuss the pri-             the employer brings up
vate details of my salary history with you in person. I can assure you that I can provide         salary, he or she is
excellent references at the appropriate time.                                                     probably interested in
                                                                                                  you and you’ll be able
      If you can use an experienced professional who is dedicated to setting and achieving        to negotiate your best
high standards in all areas of performance, I hope you will contact me to suggest a time          package. See the fourth
when we might meet to discuss your needs. I am confident that I could become an asset             paragraph for the exact
to Dickinson Associates.                                                                          wording in handling this
                                                                                                  delicate matter.
                                                          Sincerely,




                                                          Chico Flores, Jr.




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                                                                                       Date



                                Exact Name of Person
                                Title or Position
                                Name of Company
                                Address (number and street)
                                Address (city, state, and zip)

   WHEN THEY ASK FOR            Dear Exact Name of Person: (or Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad)
       SALARY HISTORY
                                     I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for considering me for the job on
    Question 13: What if        June 4 as a Sales Representative for ABS Computer Systems.
      they ask for salary
                  history?            I enjoyed meeting with you and being able to learn more about the company. I
      You may be asked to       believe that ABS has a quality product line and I would be honored to represent these
provide your salary history     products.
 in writing, but be sure to
 add in everything so that            I would also like to thank you for considering my busy schedule as a State Probation
 the prospective employer       and Parole Officer and allowing me to come back for the second interview in the same
  receives a fair picture of    afternoon. I am an extremely reliable and dependable professional, and I appreciated your
 your total compensation.       professional courtesies in helping me be away from my current job as little as possible.
       Please note that we
      recommend that you              In response to your question about my salary history, I am currently making in
handle a request for salary     the neighborhood of $45,000 with a raise anticipated within two months that could take
 history as it is handled in    me to close to $50,000. I enjoy a full benefits package with my current employer.
 the letter on the previous
       page rather than by            I am very interested in the position we discussed, and I can provide exceptionally
    providing the intimate      strong personal and professional references at the appropriate time. Thank you for talking
     details of your salary     with me and helping me learn more about your fine company, and I hope to hear from you
         history in a letter.   soon.

                                                                                       Sincerely,




                                                                                       Kim Chiang




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                                                        Date



Exact Name of Person
Title or Position
Name of Company
Address (number and street)
Address (city, state, and zip)

Dear Exact Name of Person: (or Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad)                           WHEN CONFIDENTIALITY
                                                                                               MATTERS
      With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my interest in the
possibility of putting my strong management, production operations, and sales background       Question 14: How do I
to work for your company. Please treat my inquiry as highly confidential at this point.        make it clear that I want
Although I can provide outstanding personal and professional references at the appropriate     my approach to be
time, I do not wish my current employer to be aware of my interest in your company.            confidential?
                                                                                               Here’s another example of
      As you will see from my enclosed resume, I have been in the multipurpose con-            the wording to use when you
crete applications business my entire working life. I began in entry-level positions with      want to stress that you wish
Fabrico Concrete in New Orleans and was promoted to Plant Manager and Sales Man-               your approach to be
ager. Then I joined Alfred Wright and Son, Inc. in Lafayette, LA, where I tripled produc-      confidential.
tion and transformed that company into an attractive acquisition candidate which caught
the attention of Handy Concrete. When Handy Concrete Company bought Alfred Wright
in 1996, I became a Division Manager and in 1998 was promoted to Regional Manager.

      In my current position I manage computer operations at 10 divisions while su-
pervising three Division Managers and overseeing activities of technicians at 10 loca-
tions. I also supervise four sales and customer service professionals in addition to prepar-
ing budgets for each of the 10 divisions. I have played a key role in the extensive auto-
mation of the company’s records and accounting system, and I would like to continue
my work in the automated management area.

       If you can use a professional with computer knowledge and versatile management
skills transferable to any industry, I hope you will contact me to suggest a time when we
might meet. Should you have ambitious goals in either the production management or sales
area, I feel certain that my experience could be useful.

                                                        Sincerely,




                                                        Eugene H. Dubois, Jr.




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                                                                                       Date



                               Exact Name of Person
                               Title or Position
                               Name of Company
                               Address (number and street)
                               Address (city, state, and zip)

     FOLLOW-UP LETTER          Dear Exact Name of Person: (or Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad)

  Question 15: How do I             I want you to know how much I enjoyed talking with you in Sioux Falls on Friday,
  write a follow-up letter     January 12th.
                      after
            an interview?            I am intensely interested in working with you to develop retail applications in the
 Notice the last paragraph.    convenience store industry. I believe you are aware that I performed essentially that job
    A follow-up letter is an   for the construction industry in a previous position. With Newcombe Computer Sys-
   excellent opportunity to    tems, I rose from System Programmer to Director of Development as I transformed a
    send your requests for     failing operation into an efficient and profitable business.
reimbursement for any out-
   of-pocket expenses you             In my current job as Vice President of Management Information Systems (MIS), I
     incurred in connection    played a key role in making many changes within FashionPlus, a major retail chain,
        with the interview.    which made the company an acquisition target. Now that we are a part of a larger retail
                               company, I am directing network systems development for this vastly larger organiza-
                               tion. I understand your company’s growth goals, as you explained them to me, and I feel
                               I could become a valuable part of your strategic planning and implementation process.

                                      One of my strengths is that I have a vast knowledge of many different areas,
                               ranging from accounting systems and accounting development, to user interface, to put-
                               ting together specifications, to the continual troubleshooting of problems and refine-
                               ment of systems. It has been my responsibility to sit with technical experts in all func-
                               tional areas and be able to assure the attainment of specific goals in their area of opera-
                               tion. I am confident that I could apply my expertise related to UNIX, NT, and program-
                               ming within your industry, and I am skilled at establishing effective working relationships
                               at all levels.

                                     Thank you for giving me so much of your time and for letting me become better
                               acquainted with your needs. I am enclosing a copy of my mileage statement (423 miles) and
                               a copy of the hotel statement. I believe I could become a valuable member of your man-
                               agement team.

                                                                                       Sincerely,




                                                                                      James W. White




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                                                        Date



Exact Name of Person
Title or Position
Name of Company
Address (number and street)
Address (city, state, and zip)

Dear Exact Name of Person:                                                                     LETTERS OF RESIGNA-
                                                                                               TION
      It is with genuine sadness and many mixed feelings that I must inform you that I
will be resigning from my position at Cranford, Sweeney & Co., CPAs, effective July 26.        Question 16: How do I
                                                                                               resign—gracefully?
       The firm of Hill, Gilbert & Wilkins in Spokane, also a public accounting firm, has      Here’s an example of a
offered me a position as a Network Analyst at a salary of nearly $50,000 annually, and         letter that will be an
I feel it is a time in my life when I must move on.                                            emotional experience for
                                                                                               the people receiving it as it
        Leaving the firm of Cranford, Sweeney & Co., CPAs, is very difficult for me profes-    was for the person who
sionally and emotionally. After I received my Microsoft certifications, you gave me my         signed it. Employers are
first job in the computer field, and I have thoroughly enjoyed the family atmosphere coupled   often not happy when you
with the professional style of both you and Mr. Cranford. You have taught me so much           leave them, so a great
about how to solve problems, how to work more efficiently, and how to handle difficult         letter of resignation can
clients. I am deeply grateful for your encouragement, professional mentoring, and strong       ease the hurt.
personal example.

       Although the decision to leave Cranford, Sweeney & Co., CPAs, is difficult, I re-
ally feel that I have no choice. As a single parent who provides full financial support of
my daughter, I am driven by the desire to provide a gracious standard of living for my
small family. I will be placing her in a Christian school in Spokane so that she can
continue learning in the same Christian environment as she has had in Tacoma.

      I hope you know that I have always given 110% to your firm in terms of my financial
knowledge, intelligence, and problem-solving ability, and I hope you feel that I have made
contributions to its reputation. I feel I am separating more from a family than from an
employer, and I felt I wanted to put this information in writing to you as a first step
because getting the words out verbally would be a difficult emotional experience for me.

     Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you have done for me professionally
and personally.

                                                        Yours sincerely,




                                                        Elizabeth J. Ritchie




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                                                                                      Date




                              TO: John Smith
                                  Elaine Bryant
                                  Meredith Kleinfield

  ANOTHER LETTER OF           Dear Friends and Valued Colleagues:
         LEAVE TAKING
                                    It is with much sadness as well as with great personal affection for all of you that
 Question 16: How do I        I wish to inform you that I will be leaving the Ford Motor Company. My final departure
   resign — gracefully?       date can be worked out according to your wishes, but I would suggest Wednesday, De-
   A letter of resignation    cember 20, 2000.
can be a highly emotional
 experience, both for the          A sales position has become available at The Dell Company, and I believe the
person sending it and for     hours of employment will be better suited to my needs as a single parent.
 the individuals receiving
  it. It gives you a formal          Because I have been employed with Ford Motor Company for the past ten years, I
   opportunity to declare     feel as though I am “leaving home,” and in that nostalgic frame of mind, it is my desire
 your last day on the job     to tell you how much I have appreciated your training me, helping me, and giving me opportu-
and to thank appropriate      nities to try new things and gain new skills. I am very truly grateful to you, and I hope
                   people.    you know that I always gave my best effort.

                                    I can assure you that I will continue to be a highly productive source of referrals
                              for you even when I am gone, because I believe wholeheartedly in the products and the
                              product line we all have represented. If I can ever help any of you individually in any
                              way, too, please let me know.

                                    In the meantime, please accept my sincere thanks for all the kindnesses and pro-
                              fessional courtesies you have shown me.

                                                                                      Yours sincerely,




                                                                                      Mary Anne Murphy




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                                                            PART THREE:
                                        REAL-RESUMES FOR COMPUTER JOBS


In this section, you will find resumes and cover letters of computer professionals—and
of people who want to work in the computer field. How do computer professionals differ
from other job hunters? Why should there be a book dedicated to people seeking jobs in
the computer field? Based on more than 20 years of experience in working with job
hunters, this editor is convinced that resumes and cover letters which “speak the lingo”
of the field you wish to enter will communicate more effectively than language which is
not industry specific. This book is designed to help people (1) who are seeking to prepare
their own resumes and (2) who wish to use as models “real” resumes of individuals who
have successfully launched careers in the computer field or advanced in the field. You
will see a wide range of experience levels reflected in the resumes in this book. Some of
the resumes and cover letters were used by individuals seeking to enter the field; others
were used successfully by senior professionals to advance in the field.

Newcomers to an industry sometimes have advantages over more experienced
professionals. In a job hunt, junior professionals can have an advantage over their
more experienced counterparts. Prospective employers often view the less experienced         Computer professionals
workers as “more trainable” and “more coachable” than their seniors. This means that         might be said to “talk
the mature professional who has already excelled in a first career can, with credibility,    funny.” They talk in
“change careers” and transfer skills to other industries.                                    language like UNIX, WANS,
                                                                                             LANs, and other industry-
Newcomers to the field may have disadvantages compared to their seniors.                     specific terms.
Almost by definition, the inexperienced computer professional—the young person who
has recently earned a college degree, or the individual who has recently received cer-
tifications respected by the industry—is less tested and less experienced than senior
managers, so the resume and cover letter of the inexperienced professional may often
have to “sell” his or her potential to do something he or she has never done before. Lack
of experience in the field she wants to enter can be a stumbling block to the junior
manager, but remember that many employers believe that someone who has excelled in
anything—academics, for example—can excel in many other fields.

Some advice to inexperienced professionals...
If senior professionals could give junior professionals a piece of advice about careers,
here’s what they would say: Manage your career and don’t stumble from job to job in an
incoherent pattern. Try to find work that interests you, and then identify prosperous
industries which need work performed of the type you want to do. Learn early in your
working life that a great resume and cover letter can blow doors open for you and help
you maximize your salary.




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                                                                                 Date



                    Exact Name of Person
                    Exact Title
                    Exact Name of Company
                    Address
                    City, State, Zip

AUTOMATED SYSTEMS   Dear Exact Name of Person: (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):
       TEAM CHIEF
                          With the enclosed resume, I would like to introduce you to my background as a
                    natural leader with a talent for training and supervising others along with strong tech-
                    nical computer skills which I could put to work for your organization.

                           As you will see from my resume, I proudly served in the Department of Defense
                    for four years where I earned a reputation as a detail-oriented quick learner known for
                    high levels of creativity and initiative. I have become recognized as a young profes-
                    sional who can be counted on to give my time freely to advise and guide others. With
                    excellent skills in many areas, I have been effective in training others to achieve supe-
                    rior results in physical fitness, professional skills, and technical areas. I have mentored
                    personnel who exceeded expectations in all measurable areas of performance.

                          Skilled in the installation and operation of computer software, I offer special knowl-
                    edge of automated systems and telecommunications combined with a natural talent for
                    providing assistance and passing my knowledge on to others. The recipient of Commen-
                    dation Medals for “sustained superior performance” and specific professional accomplish-
                    ments, I earned advancement to the ranks of supervisory personnel as a noncommis-
                    sioned officer selected ahead of my peers in the minimum time possible.

                          If you can use a talented young professional who meets challenges head-on and
                    thrives on them, please feel free to call me soon to arrange a brief meeting to discuss
                    your goals and how my background might serve your needs. I can provide outstanding
                    references at the appropriate time.

                                                                                 Sincerely,




                                                                                 Robert Hederman

                            Alternate Last Paragraph:
                            I hope you will welcome my call soon to arrange a brief meeting when we might
                    meet to discuss your needs and goals and how my background might serve them. I can
                    provide outstanding references at the appropriate time.




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                    ROBERT HEDERMAN
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305  • preppub@aol.com •         (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________

OBJECTIVE           To offer a reputation as an adaptable quick learner known to an organization that can benefit
                    from my technical aptitude, ability to effectively train and work well with others, creativity,
                    and experience in working with computers and telecommunications.

EDUCATION           Completed extensive military training which included technical programs on weapons systems
& TRAINING          and the operation of radio and wire communications equipment as well as courses on
                    hazardous material handling and combat lifesaving.

COMPUTERS           Skilled in the installation and operation of computer software, am highly knowledgeable of
AND OTHER           Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Access, as well as Internet Explorer, Outlook,
TECHNICAL           Windows NT2000, and WordPerfect. Offer special knowledge of DoD logistics software.
KNOWLEDGE           In addition to my skill with computers, am familiar with telecommunications equipment
                    such as:
                    radios: AN/GRA-39, TA-312, AN/PRC-127, AN/PRC-119, TA-1, MSRT, OE-254 antenna
                    array, PLGR, AN/PSN-11, and AN/CYX-10
                    other: HTU - Handheld Terminal Unit, wheeled vehicles, Avenger and Stinger weapons
                    systems, and IFF (Identify Friend or Foe) and related programming equipment

EXPERIENCE          Became known as a “model of professionalism” with a tremendous amount of techni-
                    cal skill and an authoritative and fair manner, Department of Defense (1999-
                    present):
                    AUTOMATED SYSTEMS TEAM CHIEF. Washington, DC (2000-present). Excelled in
                    producing well-trained and knowledgeable personnel as a team leader; was responsible
                    for communications equipment worth $200,000.
                    • Was recognized with a Commendation Medal in recognition of sustained superior
                         performance with an emphasis on my technical and tactical expertise.
                    • Earned advancement to a supervisory position in the minimum possible time, ahead of
                         my peers, while scoring 197 of 200 promotion points.
                    • Completed approximately 100 hours of correspondence school course work.
                    • Recognized for my ability to remain calm and in control under pressure and deadlines.
                    • Contributed my own time to train subordinates who went on to earn promotions, including
                         one “marginal” performer who earned a passing grade during job skill testing, and
                         others who received first-round “pass” scores in knowledge testing.
                    • Mentored one subordinate who went on to compete in and win “Employee of the Month.”
                    • Chosen as Quality Assurance Manager, received a 100% score in a major inspection
                         and “no faults noted” ratings in a major inspection of organizational maintenance.
                    • Developed internal programs which allowed substandard performers to bring scores to
                         an average of 290 and my small-unit personnel to average 299 points—the highest in
                         the organization.

                    SYSTEMS TEAM CHIEF. Washington, DC (1999-00). Trained, mentored, and supervised
                    the performance of one subordinate while ensuring the maintenance, security, and opera-
                    tion of a $1.5 million automated system and associated equipment.
                    • Gained technical experience while using an advanced state-of-the-art computerized
                         system used to enter precise measurements used in live-fire training projects.
                    • Received an award in recognition of leading my section to recognition as the best in the
                         parent organization.

PERSONAL            Entrusted with a Secret security clearance. Meet challenges with enthusiasm.


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                                                                                  Date



                       Exact Name of Person
                       Exact Title
                       Exact Name of Company
                       Address
                       City, State, Zip

CHIEF OF COMMUNICA-    Dear Exact Name of Person: (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):
 TIONS SYSTEMS CON-
           STRUCTION        With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my distinguished
                       background of effectiveness in managing communications systems installation projects
                       as well as my strong knowledge of such diverse areas as technical school operations,
                       procurement, and inventory control.

                             As you will see from my resume, I built a reputation as an adaptable professional
                       while excelling in managing multiple simultaneous projects in demanding technical
                       environments for the U.S. Air Force. Accustomed to working under harsh weather
                       conditions and within tight deadlines, I have overseen projects in Alaska and Greenland;
                       The Philippines, Japan, and Korea; and throughout Europe.

                             Presently pursuing an associate’s degree after earlier studying Electronics Systems
                       Technology, I also received extensive military training which emphasized management
                       and leadership as well as techniques for effective instructors. In my final military as-
                       signment prior to retirement, I served as Chief of Communications Systems Con-
                       struction with the responsibility for planning, coordinating, and managing projects
                       throughout the world. As operations director of a 55-person work center, I oversaw
                       antenna and communications systems installation, enhances, and reconstruction projects
                       which ensured continuous communications support for activities vital to national se-
                       curity.

                              Earlier jobs in quality assurance inspection, training program instruction and
                       management, and engineering installation operations supervision allowed me to re-
                       fine my reputation as a creative, energetic professional who could be counted on to
                       complete projects on time and within budget. Cited on numerous occasions for solving
                       difficult problems in ways which reduced expenditures and still allowed the project to
                       be completed ahead of schedule, I was often sought out to provide technical guidance as
                       well as counseling for subordinates.

                             If you can use an experienced communications technician with excellent time and
                       resource management skills, I hope you will welcome my call soon when I try to arrange
                       a brief meeting to discuss your goals and how my background might serve your needs. I
                       can provide outstanding references at the appropriate time.

                                                                                  Sincerely,




                                                                                  Arthur Tipton



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                    ARTHUR TIPTON
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305     • preppub@aol.com •           (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________
OBJECTIVE           To offer a strong background in the management of communications systems installation
                    and operations to an organization that can benefit from my leadership and expertise.

EDUCATION           Currently attending Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Gulfport, MS.
& TRAINING          Studied Electronics Systems Technology at the Community College of the Air Force.
                    Received extensive U.S. Air Force training in management techniques and leadership skills.

TECHNICAL           Communications: use all cable locators and troubleshooting test equipment.
SKILLS &            Computers: am proficient in Windows 95 & 98; MS Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
KNOWLEDGE           Construction equipment: operate trenchers, backhoes, line trucks, and tractor-trailers.

EXPERIENCE          Advanced to manage worldwide communications systems, U.S. Air Force:
                    CHIEF OF COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS CONSTRUCTION. Keesler AFB, MS (1999-
                    present). Provided oversight to a team of 55 communications systems construction profession-
                    als, including 11 junior managers and 44 technicians; directed installation, enhancement,
                    and reconstruction of antenna and communications systems in locations throughout the
                    world.
                    • Planned, coordinated, and oversaw multiple simultaneous projects, including installation
                         of a $9 million air traffic control system for ten FAA communications sites and an an-
                         tenna installation project which saved $35,000 by using salvaged materials.
                    • Controlled a $3 million annual operating budget, handling inventory control, purchas-
                         ing, and procurement; developed a preventive maintenance program for antenna sys-
                         tems.
                    • “Expertly planned” the removal of a major antenna system and its relocation without
                         damage to structural steel, avoiding $50,000 in expenses.
                    • Located and corrected a design error in eight National Weather Service Next Genera-
                         tion Radar systems, reducing their vulnerability to lightning strikes.

                    DIRECTOR OF PLANS AND OPERATIONS. Keesler AFB, MS (1995-99). Managed a
                    technical school program, supervising a staff of three personnel providing instruction to over
                    300 students; developed lesson plans and coordinated training sites and materials; was hand-
                    picked to assist in rewriting skills tests for senior installation and maintenance managers.

                    ENGINEERING INSTALLATION SUPERVISOR. Keesler AFB, MS (1993). Provided on-
                    site supervision and safety guidance during antenna, steel tower, rigid radome, and associ-
                    ated systems installation, removal, and maintenance activities; earned promotion to QA In-
                    spector based on results obtained in this position.
                    • Completed projects that included disassembly of a long-range radar facility in Alaska
                         and a radar facility in Oklahoma ahead of schedule in spite of severe weather delays.

                    CENTRALIZED ANTENNA SYSTEMS SUPERVISOR. Germany (1989-93). Managed
                    20 technicians maintaining more than $19.5 million worth of antenna systems at 85 NATO
                    sites throughout Europe; oversaw scheduling of installation, repair, and maintenance.
                    • Supervised an eight-person team in a special project to install a three-antenna system
                         at am airport in Germany which involved surveying, engineering, and correcting a poten-
                         tial hazard for flight training missions by resolving air-to-ground communications prob-
                         lems.

                    Highlights of earlier experience: Advanced in supervisory and leadership roles.

PERSONAL            Secret/NATO Secret security clearance. Reputation for creativity and a high level of energy.


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                                                                                    Date



                       Exact Name of Person
                       Title or Position
                       Name of Company
                       Address (number and street)
                       Address (city, state, and zip)

CISCO CERTIFIED NET-   Dear Exact Name of Person: (or Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad.)
   WORK ASSOCIATE
                            With the enclosed resume, I would like to express my interest in exploring em-
                       ployment opportunities with your organization.

                             As you will see, I served my country in the U.S. Army where I earned rapid ad-
                       vancement to supervisory roles while becoming known for my technical expertise re-
                       lated to telecommunications wiring and networking. Although I was strongly en-
                       couraged to remain in military service and become an officer, I made the decision to
                       explore private sector opportunities.

                             Having recently completed the first semester of the CCNA (Cisco Certified Network
                       Associate) course, I am planning to complete my bachelor’s degree in my spare time.
                       My educational background also includes two years of coursework in Management In-
                       formation Systems and military training including the GTE Network Switching Sys-
                       tems Operator/Maintainer Course. This combination of education and military training
                       has given me the opportunity to become familiar with equipment from major manufac-
                       tures including IBM, GTE, Cisco, and Lucent Technologies.

                              In my job as a Telecommunications Supervisor, I controlled a $1 million inventory
                       while gaining recognition for my ability to maximize human and material resources and
                       maintain the highest levels of productivity from five-person teams of telecommunications spe-
                       cialists. My company provided 3,000 people with secure voice and data communications ser-
                       vices. Entrusted with a Secret security clearance, I am proficient in installing, operat-
                       ing, and maintaining a wide range of cable, switching, and secure communications cover-
                       ing wide geographic areas as well as in overseeing others providing these services.

                             If you can use a mature and dedicated hard worker who would be committed to
                       producing quality results while applying expertise in telecommunications operations
                       and supervision, I hope you will contact me to suggest a time when we might meet to
                       discuss your needs. I can provide outstanding references at the appropriate time.

                                                                                    Sincerely,




                                                                                    Jeanne Wu




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                     JEANNE WU
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305    • preppub@aol.com •             (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________
OBJECTIVE           To offer expert technical knowledge and experience emphasizing telecommunications wir-
                    ing and networking to an organization that can benefit from my skills in resource and per-
                    sonnel management along with my ability to excel under deadline pressure.

EDUCATION            Completed semester one, CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) course, Central
& TRAINING           Texas Community College, Dallas, TX, certification expected February 2002.
                     • Am planning to complete my bachelor’s degree in my spare time; after high school gradua-
                         tion, entered military service so I could take advantage of GI Bill opportunities.
                     Received military training including the GTE Network Switching Systems Operator &
                     Maintainer Course and leadership development programs.
                     Completed nearly two years of coursework in Management Information Systems, 1997.

TECHNICAL            Through training and experience, am familiar with equipment from IBM, GTE,
                     Cisco
EXPERTISE            (routers), Lucent Technologies, and other major manufacturers.
                     • Installed and supervised others in the installation of RF towers; skilled in planning and
                         installing RF sites. Experienced in working with switched and routed networks.
                     • Proficient in working with running, splicing, and termination of network and telecom-
                         munications cabling including all copper, coaxial and UTP; have installed and moni-
                         tored digital packet switched networks. Became skilled in working over wide geographic
                         areas.
                     • Offer hands-on experience in training and supervising others in team environments to
                         install, operate, and maintain network equipment to include RF towers, patch panels,
                         voice and data switching equipment, half and full duplex RF and wire communication
                         components, Ethernet bus segments, junction boxes, and subscriber voice lines.
                     • Knowledge of and experience with network protocols. Monitored networks on a UNIX-
                         based system which utilized X.25 protocols and Ethernet standards.
                     • Controlled COMSEC (communications security) equipment and materials.
                     • Installed, operated, and troubleshot the AN/TTC-48 Super secure system.

EXPERIENCE             Earned a reputation as a positive, results-oriented leader with strong technical
                     skills and the ability to train, motivate, and guide others to exceed standards, U.S.
                     Army:
                     TELECOMMUNICATIONS SUPERVISOR. Ft. Bragg, NC (1998-2001). Excelled in find-
                     ing ways to get the work done with fewer personnel and no loss in quality or productivity
                     while supervising five-person teams of telecommunications specialists; controlled $1 million
                     worth of high-tech equipment and systems.
                     • Strongly encouraged to remain in military service and become an officer, made the deci-
                         sion to explore private sector opportunities.
                     • Supported 3,000 people in multiple organizations with secure voice and data telecom-
                         munications services; was a key player during fielding of a first-of-its-kind combined
                         switching RF unit.
                     • Was honored for “hard work and innovation” and received a medal for my “knowledge of
                         the Network Encryption System (NES)” which resulted in “flawless support.”

                     SUPERVISOR, NETWORK SWITCHING SYSTEMS. Korea (1997-98). After becoming
                     known as a productive and effective technician and earning promotion to this supervisory
                     role within eight months, trained and supervised three people; ensured that individuals
                     were proficient in telecommunication equipment installation and maintenance.
                     • Installed, monitored, and troubleshot networks using network diagrams and operating
                          procedures; trained teams of specialists in field environments.

PERSONAL             Entrusted with a Secret security clearance. Am an effective instructor and public speaker.

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                 Exact Name of Person
                 Exact Title
                 Exact Name of Company
                 Address
                 City, State, Zip

COMMUNICATIONS   Dear Exact Name of Person (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):
      ADVISOR
                       With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my experience in the
                 information technology industry and of the technical expertise I have gained and re-
                 fined while serving in the National Security Agency.

                        As you will see from my enclosed resume, I offer a reputation as a technically
                 skilled professional who is able to quickly master the latest technology. As a top-level
                 Consultant, I am currently assigned as a Communications Advisor, and I travel ex-
                 tensively worldwide in order to advise the Special Operations community. In this job, I
                 have been in a position to direct others in installing, operating, and maintaining voice
                 and data networks. In an organization with a fast operations tempo and the responsibil-
                 ity for responding to short-notice crisis situations throughout the world, I have advanced
                 ahead of my peers while earning a reputation as an astute problem solver.

                        An honors graduate from both middle and senior management courses, I have
                 been awarded several medals and honors in recognition of my professionalism, drive,
                 initiative, and high standards. I have also been entrusted with a Top Secret/SCI security
                 clearance.

                       In my present assignment, I have been involved in fielding and in the research
                 and development stages of new computer, data, and radio systems. Known for my ini-
                 tiative and wide-ranging technical knowledge, I have been credited with saving the
                 government thousands of dollars by using off-the-shelf systems and creatively using
                 available technology to ensure reliable communications in support of critical real-world
                 missions.

                       I am confident that I possess the desire to excel in information technology as well
                 as the aptitude, flexibility, and potential which would allow me to become a valuable
                 candidate for employment with an organization seeking qualified technical professionals. If
                 you can use a top-notch technical expert with the ability to think strategically and solve
                 tough technical problems, I hope you will accept my call soon to suggest a time when we
                 might talk about your needs. I can provide outstanding references at the appropriate
                 time.

                                                                              Sincerely,



                                                                              Cassandra Wills




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                     CASSANDRA WILLS
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305      • preppub@aol.com •           (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________
OBJECTIVE           To offer excellent hands-on technical skills and experience in information technology and
                    computer networking to an organization that can use a physically and mentally tough profes-
                    sional known as a quick learner with excellent resource management abilities.

TECHNICAL            Entrusted with a Top Secret/SCI security clearance, offer familiarity with a wide range of
KNOWLEDGE            equipment and systems which include:
                         Microsoft 95 and 98 networks       INMARSAT telephones                    Cisco routers
                         digital video capture/transmission wide variety of antennas                E-commerce
                         COMSEC (communications security) devices                               Windows NT 4.0
                         Saturn B Terminal voice-over IP data systems                      Microsoft Office Suite
                         Harris and Motorola radios (including Spectra and Quantar) surveillance equipment
                         hand-held and vehicle-mounted Racal radio systems               power generation systems

EDUCATION            Am pursuing a bachelor’s degree, University of Kentucky, campus at Ft. Campbell, KY.
& TRAINING           Earned recognition as a Distinguished Honor Graduate of two advanced management train-
                     ing programs and excelled in more than 14 months of training including the Special Opera-
                     tions Course, FBI firearms training, high-risk survival, and antiterrorist driving training.
                     Working on A+ certification, have completed training and am preparing to take the test.

EXPERIENCE           Am building a reputation for sound judgment, quick thinking, and strong electron-
                     ics skills as a member of the National Security Agency:
                     COMMUNICATIONS ADVISOR AND SPECIALIST. Ft. Campbell, KY (1995-present).
                     Install, operate, and maintain a $2 million inventory of equipment and am heavily involved
                     in the fielding, research, and development of computer, data, and radio systems for an
                     organization with a short-notice response mission anywhere in the world.
                     • Am widely recognized as an expert in the installation, operation, and maintenance of
                          commercial and military HF, UHF, VHF, and satellite communications equipment and
                          associated cryptographic components.
                     • Work closely with vendors during the development stages of networks and packages
                          and am familiar with applications for off-the-shelf equipment from such suppliers as
                          Motorola and their Quantar and Spectra product lines.
                     • Have been credited with saving the government thousands of dollars in R&D costs and
                          keeping within tight budget constraints through the creative use of available technol-
                          ogy.
                     • Contributed ideas and valuable input during fielding of new PRC/117-F and PSC-5 sat-
                          ellite communications radio, a new 64K voice and video system, the Motorola LST-5E
                          satellite communications radio, and the Racal, MHSR and MBITR radio.
                     • Developed programs praised for their results in producing knowledgeable and well-
                          trained technicians who achieved 100% passing scores in exercises and inspections.
                     • Created a tracking database which allowed 100% accountability for $2 million in assets.
                     • Was handpicked over 25 peers as the communications specialist for a reconnaissance team.

                     SENIOR SIGNAL SUPPORT SUPERVISOR. Ft.Benning, GA (1992-94). Earned respect
                     for my high standards and concern for others while supervising 14 people and controlled a
                     $3 million inventory of communications systems, power generation equipment, and vehicles.
                     • Provided leadership which allowed the section to achieve a 97% readiness rating for six
                         consecutive months and exceed standards during numerous exercises and inspections.
                     • Was promoted to this job in 1993 after excelling as Team Chief of a five-person section
                         operating an FM retransmitting system.

PERSONAL             FAA Private Pilot license, single-engine land and FAA parachuting license.
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                 Exact Name of Company
                 Address
                 City, State, Zip

COMMUNICATIONS   Dear Exact Name of Person (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):
    SUPERVISOR
                       With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my technical expertise
                 and skills related to fiber optics cable splicing and installation as well as my reputation as
                 an effective and productive leader, trainer, and supervisor.

                        As you will see from my resume, I have proudly served my country in the U.S.
                 Army where I have earned a reputation for my positive attitude, dedication to achieving
                 results, and effectiveness in training and advising others. In my present assignment as
                 a Special Forces Communications Supervisor, I have been selected ahead of my peers as
                 the Communications Supervisor for several task force missions and large-scale exer-
                 cises. One of the areas of emphasis in this job is training and I have been involved in
                 instructing personnel from numerous South and Central American countries in com-
                 munications procedures and equipment.

                       Earlier as a cable and wire systems installer and supervisor, I directed the per-
                 formance of and trained technicians while personally installing, operating, and main-
                 taining communications systems. In one job, I oversaw a cable and wire section in a
                 switching node company which provided contingency circuit and record switch capabili-
                 ties at the Joint Chiefs of Staff level. Previously I directed the installation of wire and
                 telephone systems for a tactical signal company.

                      During my military career, I have been singled out for numerous honors and awards
                 which have included two Joint Meritorious Unit Awards, three Army Commendation Medals,
                 two Joint Service Achievement Medals, and seven Achievement Medals.

                       If you can use a technically proficient individual with a high level of enthusiasm,
                 energy, and drive, I hope you will contact me to suggest a time we might meet to discuss
                 how I could contribute to your organization. I can provide excellent professional and per-
                 sonal references at the appropriate time. Thank you in advance for your time.

                                                                                 Sincerely,



                                                                                 Henry Sprague




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                     HENRY SPRAGUE
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305      • preppub@aol.com •              (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________
OBJECTIVE           To offer a strong technical background and extensive experience with fiber optics cable splic-
                    ing and installation to an organization that can use a skilled professional with a reputation
                    as a dedicated and self-motivated professional with a high degree of initiative.

EDUCATION            Received extensive advanced leadership and technical training which included programs in
& TRAINING           fiber optics transmission and operations, Spanish, communications systems supervision,
                     and airborne operations as well as the following specialized programs:
                     • Laser Tech Int. Fiber Optics Splicing School, 1999 (splicing, connecting, and testing)
                     • Communications Electronics Installers Course, (mainframe installation, connecting, testing)
                     • Basic and Advanced Cable Splicing Installation and Maintenance Courses, 1998
                     • Telephone Pole Climbing Course, 1997

EXPERIENCE           Have built a reputation as a positive thinker and enthusiastic leader, U.S. Army:
                     COMMUNICATIONS SUPERVISOR. Ft. Campbell, KY (2001-present). Am sought out
                     by other communications specialists for my expertise and knowledge while operating, install-
                     ing, maintaining, and accounting for more than $250,000 worth of equipment and advising
                     the general manager on communications matters.
                     • Selected ahead of 17 peers as Communications Supervisor for task forces in Ecuador
                          and Peru as well as exercises in Texas and Panama; achieved 100% success rates for
                          secure satellite and high frequency communications.
                     • Applied Spanish-language skills while training technicians from numerous Central and
                          South American countries including one group of 50 Honduran managers/supervisors.

                     CABLE AND WIRE SECTION SUPERVISOR. Ft. Huachuca, AZ (1998-01). Supervised
                     and trained eight technicians in a major switching node company which provided Joint Chiefs
                     of Staff-level contingency circuit and record switching capabilities.
                     • Controlled a $4 million inventory of high-tech communications equipment in the cable
                          and wire section of a switch and control unit.
                     • Supervised five people who wired a major node signal company during an exercise.

                     WIRE SYSTEMS INSTALLER AND SECTION SUPERVISOR. Korea (1995-97). Supervised
                     and trained five people while overseeing the installation and operation of wire and tele-
                     phone systems for a tactical signal company with $250,000 worth of equipment.
                     • Directed the maintenance of equipment including trucks and trailers; ten analog, 33
                         secure, and 33 digital telephones; and 26 reels of 26-pair cable.
                     • Personally wired the telephone center for secure phones for a large-scale exercise.

                     WIRE SYSTEMS INSTALLER. Ft. Gordon, GA (1993-95). Cited for “tremendous technical
                     knowledge,” supervised and assisted two subordinates installing and operating wire and
                     cable systems in an organization capable of two-hour worldwide relocation.
                     • Directed preventive and unit-level maintenance on wire and cable, and cargo vehicles.

                     AUTOMATIC SWITCHBOARD TEAM SUPERVISOR. Ft. Ord, CA (1989-92). Supervised
                     four people operating and maintaining one communications assemblage as well as support
                     equipment including four generator sets, two vehicles, and a cargo trailer.
                     • Was promoted after excelling as a Switchboard and Cable Section Supervisor (1991-92)
                         and Wire Team Supervisor (1989-90) in support of a rapid-response force.

PERSONAL             Earned honors including 15 prestigious medals and awards for exemplary performance.



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                  Exact Name of Person
                  Exact Title
                  Exact Name of Company
                  Address
                  City, State, Zip

COMPUTER CENTER   Dear Sir or Madam:
     SUPERVISOR
                           With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my background in
                  the troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance of digital electronic systems and radio
                  communications equipment and my track record of success in the supervision and train-
                  ing of technical personnel.

                        As you will see, I am completing an Associate’s degree in General Studies, with a
                  concentration in Electronics. I have completed numerous courses related to electronics
                  repair, including communications electronics, electrical maintenance, digital electronics,
                  microprocessor systems, and computer repair. In addition to my college course work, I
                  excelled in numerous technical courses.

                        In my current position as a Computer Center Supervisor with the Department of
                  Defense, I manage sophisticated laser targeting systems as well as digital and radio
                  communications equipment used to make precise calculations for live-fire training
                  projects. I supervise and train four employees, including one more-junior supervisor.
                  My training efforts have resulted in 100% first-time pass rates for personnel under my
                  supervision.

                         In an earlier job as a Electronics Equipment Operator, I supervised three em-
                  ployees and trained six personnel in the use of oscilloscopes, multimeters, signal gen-
                  erators, and logic probes to locate faults and troubleshoot malfunctions in a wide vari-
                  ety of digital and analog electronic equipment. I was responsible for the repair of single-
                  and multi-channel radios, generators, radar equipment, and weapons control systems
                  on AH-64 Apache helicopters, as well as other types of electronics equipment, micropro-
                  cessors, and computer systems.

                        If you can use a motivated, experienced technician with exceptional troubleshoot-
                  ing and repair skills along with a the proven ability to train, supervise, and motivate
                  others, then I hope you will contact me. I can assure in advance that my integrity is
                  beyond reproach, and I could quickly become a valuable asset to your organization.



                                                                              Sincerely,



                                                                              David Ensor




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                     DAVID ENSOR
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305     • preppub@aol.com •            (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________
OBJECTIVE           To benefit an organization that can use an experienced technician who offers a background
                    in the troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance of a wide range of digital electronics and
                    radio communications equipment as well as the training and supervision of personnel.

EDUCATION            Completing Associate’s degree program in General Studies at Austin College, Sherman, TX.
& TRAINING           Completed one year of college course work, Cape Cod Community College, Barnstable, MA.
                     Have completed a number of college-level courses related to electronics repair, including:
                         Communications Electronics        Electrical Maintenance        Microprocessor Systems
                         Digital Electronics               Introduction to Computers Computer Repair
                     In addition to my college course work, completed military training in the use of digital
                     communication equipment, laser range finders, and radio communications.
                     Graduated from the Army’s Automatic Testing Equipment Operator/Maintainer School.
                     • Developed knowledge and skill in troubleshooting and repair of digital electronics, mi-
                         croprocessor and computer systems, and other electronic equipment.

TECHNICAL            Troubleshoot and repair a wide variety of electronics equipment.
SKILLS               Read and interpret wiring diagrams, blueprints, and schematics.

EXPERIENCE           COMPUTER CENTER SUPERVISOR. Department of Defense, locations worldwide,
                     (2001-present). Now working at a classified location in Nevada, supervise and train four
                     employees, including one more-junior supervisor, in the daily functions of the Operations
                     Center and in the management of digital communications equipment, laser range find-
                     ers, and radio communications used to calculate precise measurements used in live-fire
                     training projects.
                     • Personally account for the security and maintenance of more than $150,000 worth of
                          digital and radio communications equipment and laser targeting systems.
                     • Organize and monitor all training for the unit, resulting in a 100% first-time pass rate
                          for all personnel under my supervision; maintain complete and accurate training records.
                     • Collect data and prepare precise mathematical calculations to ensure safety and accuracy
                          in the use of live ammunition for training exercises.
                     • Am responsible for in-processing of new staff, scheduling, and setting up target ranges
                          for training exercises.

                     SENIOR AUTOMATIC TEST EQUIPMENT OPERATOR. Department of Defense, Italy
                     and Germany (1995-01). Trained a staff of six personnel and directly supervised three
                     employees using oscilloscopes, multimeters, signal generators and logic probes to trouble-
                     shoot, repair, and maintain digital electronic equipment, microprocessors, and computer
                     systems.
                     • Solely accountable for the security of $1.5 million dollars worth of electronics testing
                         and repair equipment, maintained organizational equipment with zero discrepancies.
                     • Received a rating of excellent in official evaluations for my skill in training personnel;
                         each of the six operators that I trained passed annual testing on the first try.
                     • Repaired radar and weapons control systems on AH-64 Apache helicopters, single- and
                         multi-channel radios, generators, and infrared vision equipment.
                     • Took on additional responsibility, learning the SAMS system on my own time in order
                         to serve as Detachment Administrative Specialist; received a Defense Department Medal
                         for my initiative.

PERSONAL             Received a number of prestigious awards, including the National Defense Service Medal,
                     Commendation Medal, and Achievement Award. Excellent references on request.


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                  Exact Name of Company
                  Address
                  City, State, Zip

COMPUTER CENTER   Dear Exact Name of Person (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):
     SUPERVISOR
                       With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my interest in seek-
                  ing employment with your organization.

                        As you will see from my resume, I have excelled in a career field which required
                  excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills. While managing a complex computer
                  center used to compute precise measurements for live-fire utilization, I became re-
                  spected for my “leadership by example” and for my attention to detail in all matters.
                  Since people’s lives and multimillion-dollar assets depended upon my judgments and
                  decisions, I have become accustomed to working in an environment in which there is
                  “no room for error.”

                        In addition to managing up to 9 employees, I have been accountable for half a
                  million dollars in assets with a record of perfect accountability. During the live-fire
                  projects under my direction, I have maintained a perfect safety record.

                        If you can use an honest, reliable, and hard-working young professional who could
                  make significant contributions to your organization, I hope you will contact me to sug-
                  gest a time when we might meet to discuss your needs. I can assure you in advance that
                  I could rapidly become an asset to your organization.

                                                                             Sincerely,




                                                                             Marty Fish




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                   MARTY FISH
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305  • preppub@aol.com •         (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________

OBJECTIVE          To offer my proven management and problem-solving skills to an organization that can use
                   a hard-working young professional with excellent technical and computer skills along with
                   knowledge of computer and telecommunications equipment operations.

EDUCATION          Completed approximately a year of college course work, Centre College, Danville, KY.
& TRAINING         Excelled in National Security Agency-sponsored training which included courses in emergency
                   lifesaving, safety, and hazardous material handling procedures, an Equal Opportunity Course,
                   and the Primary Leadership Development Course.

SPECIAL SKILLS Offer proficiency in utilizing computers with popular software; am knowledgeable of the
               LCU lightweight computer and BCT Briefcase Terminal Computer with touchscreen.
               Am familiar with the SINCGARS radio and operation of vehicles up to 2-1/2 ton trucks.
               Was entrusted with a Secret security clearance.

EXPERIENCE         Became recognized as a results-oriented, technically proficient young professional
                   while serving as a Computer and Telecommunications Operator with the National
                   Security Agency:
                   COMPUTER CENTER SUPERVISOR & SENIOR RADIO OPERATOR. Los Angeles,
                   CA (1998-present). Was specially selected to manage a state-of-the-art computerized facility
                   used to calculate precise measurements used in live-fire projects during which human lives
                   and multimillion-dollar assets depended upon the reliability of our judgments.
                   • Personnel supervision: Supervised nine people in a center which was called on to
                       provide immediate response to crisis situations anywhere in the world.
                   • Quality control: Supervised the transmission of requests for data and made computations
                       of complex and highly technical data of others to ensure their accuracy and complete-
                       ness; provided the leadership which resulted in the unit’s receiving certification on their
                       first attempt
                   • Assets management: Controlled more than $500,000 worth of computer/radio equipment
                       and a mobile van.
                   • Awards and honors: Supervised an operations center rated as one of the very best at
                       the Joint Readiness Training Center during training in small guerilla forces and antiterrorism
                       activities; personally received three prestigious medals for my exceptional performance.
                   • Leadership: Earned a reputation for being the best of all the professionals in my field,
                       and was handpicked to coordinate projects involving people from all branches of the
                       service; managed gunfire for units from all the military services during a special project
                       at the National Training Center.

                   COMPUTER OPERATOR and INVENTORY CONTROLLER. Germany (1996-98).
                   Received commendable ratings during major inspections of operational readiness and
                   proficiency while accounting for more than 100 weapons and the operation of a track vehicle
                   in addition to major responsibilities for completing automated and manual computations.
                   • Earned praise for technical proficiency and speed with special-use computers.

                   COMPUTER OPERATOR. Germany (1994-96). Cited as a key player in the success of the
                   technical operations center during a major field training exercise, provided support by receiv-
                   ing radio transmissions and operating computer systems used to ensure the accuracy and
                   timeliness of technical data.

PERSONAL           Am knowledgeable of Quality Assurance and safety standards for the workplace.


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                    Exact Name of Company
                    Address
                    City, State, Zip

COMPUTER PRODUCTS   Dear Exact Name of Person (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):
            SALES
                         With the enclosed resume, I would like to express my interest in exploring em-
                    ployment opportunities with your organization.

                          As you will see from my resume, I have excelled in a track record of promotion
                    during 14 years with Mayfair Corporation, which led to my present position as Director of
                    Sales in the Santa Fe regional office. I have achieved spectacular results related to
                    product sales and support with this major high-tech telecommunications company pro-
                    viding support to corporate giants including Sprint and Bell Communications.

                           In my current position since 1998, I direct regional sales and support services
                    while managing 11 consultants involved in product introduction and customer training. I
                    was promoted based on my effectiveness as an Area Sales Manager. I earned the dis-
                    tinction of “National Sales Manager of the Year” for achieving an unprecedented
                    300% of the corporate goal and six new product approvals.

                          Although I am held in the highest regard by my current employer and can provide
                    an outstanding reference at the appropriate time, I have decided to selectively explore
                    opportunities in companies which can utilize a dynamic high achiever who can produce
                    outstanding bottom-line results. I would appreciate your holding my expression of interest
                    in your company in confidence until after we speak.

                          If you can use a results-oriented and technologically knowledgeable producer with
                    an astute understanding of sales, marketing, and product introduction, I hope you will
                    contact me soon to suggest a time when we might meet to discuss how I could contribute
                    to your organization. I will provide excellent professional and personal recommenda-
                    tions at the appropriate time. Thank you in advance for your time.

                                                                                Sincerely,




                                                                                Edward Grimes III




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                     EDWARD GRIMES III
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305       • preppub@aol.com •           (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________
OBJECTIVE           To offer a background of success in managing the full process of product introductions
                    through product approvals while providing quality customer support of cable and electronics
                    equipment to an organization that can benefit from my leadership, team-building, and analyti-
                    cal abilities.

EDUCATION            B.S. in Engineering Technology (BSET), University of Texas at Houston, 1986.
& TRAINING           A.A.S. in Electronics, Central Texas Technical College, Houston, TX, 1984.
                     Completed training programs sponsored by Global Knowledge: Understanding Network
                     Fundamentals (2000) and ATM, Converging Voice, and Data Networks (1999).

HONORS               Received the honor of “National Sales Manager of the Year” for North America in
                     recognition of achieving the largest sales growth and new product approvals for the Mayfair
                     Telephone digital carrier system.

EXPERIENCE           Have advanced in the following track record with the Mayfair Corporation:
                     DIRECTOR OF SALES. Mayfair Communications, Santa Fe, NM (1998-present). For
                     this company which was formerly the Lightning GTM Division, direct all phases of sales
                     and support services for access electronics to major telecommunications companies.
                     • Manage the new product approval process, from concept to compliance with company
                          standards.
                     • Consistently exceed sales goals as products are integrated into customer operations.
                     • Develop and maintain strong and mutually respectful relations with support staff at
                          the customer telephone companies in order to support continued growth as well as to
                          meet their needs with new products.
                     • Manage 11 consultants who assist in product introduction and customer training.
                     • Contribute as an active member of the internal sales and marketing team involved in
                          product development and the rollout of new products.
                     • Am recognized as a detail-oriented manager who applies excellent written and verbal
                          communication skills while listening to customers and understanding their requirements.

                     AREA SALES MANAGER. Mayfair Corporation, Charlotte, NC and Richmond, VA (1990-
                     98). After 1-1/2 years in Charlotte, was promoted to the Richmond location to direct sales of
                     telephone and cable television products.
                     • Held direct responsibility for sales to the headquarters of these major customers as
                          well as to independent telephone and broadband companies.
                     • Acted as liaison between other sales regions and the corporate product development
                          and manufacturing activities.
                     • As U.S. Account Team Manager, developed and made presentations on new product
                          ideas to headquarters management staff.
                     • Achieved sales records leading to recognition as “Sales Manager of the Year” in 1996
                          including an unprecedented 300% of corporate goals and six new product approvals.
                     • Developed a thorough understanding of the telephone industry and its organization.

                     APPLICATIONS ENGINEER. Fuquay-Varina, NC (1986-90). In my first assignment at
                     the company headquarters, assisted in development and functional testing of three new
                     product lines. Provided field support for sales and marketing and for customer training
                     aids.
                     • Quickly earned recognition for my emphasis on quality and customer satisfaction.

PERSONAL             Am known for my open mind, willingness to listen to the customer, and manage sales to
                     meet goals and objectives as well as customer needs. Outstanding references on request.
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              Exact Name of Person
              Exact Title
              Exact Name of Company
              Address
              City, State, Zip

   COMPUTER   Dear Exact Name of Person (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):
PROGRAMMER
                   With the enclosed resume, I would like to express my interest in exploring em-
              ployment opportunities with your organization.

                    Since graduating from Yale University, I have worked for only four companies
              while acquiring vast experience in accounting and computer operations. As a Controller
              for a CBS, Inc. company in New York City prior to relocating to Miami, I created and
              maintained computer models that accurately forecast revenues, expenses, and cash flows
              in a dynamic environment. In a subsequent position in Miami as a Controller for a
              privately held company, I designed, implemented, and managed a microcomputer ac-
              counting and financial reporting system which replaced a manual process.

                    Most recently while working in the securities industry, I have become skilled in
              utilizing WatcherPlus software and Mach123 software. However, because of the tem-
              peramental nature of the securities industry, I have decided to resign from my current
              position and seek full-time employment in a company which can utilize my strong com-
              puter and accounting expertise. Highly regarded by my previous employer, for whom I
              have worked first as a full-time Controller and then as a part-time Consultant, I have been
              offered full-time employment with that company. However, I am seeking a position
              which will allow me greater opportunity to use and expand on my already-strong base of
              knowledge of computer operations and computer programming.

                     An astute mathematician and data manager with extensive experience in financial
              management, I offer a proven ability to rapidly master new software, programming
              languages, and technical knowledge. For example, in 1997 I embarked on a program of
              self-study for the CPA exam and I passed all four sections of the CPA exam on my first
              attempt. Considered an effective manager of human resources, I have supervised up to
              25 individuals.

                    If you can use a highly respected analyst and problem solver with an aggressive
              bottom-line orientation along with a proven ability to work well with others at all orga-
              nizational levels, I would enjoy an opportunity to meet with you to discuss your needs.
              I can provide outstanding personal and professional references.

                                                                           Sincerely,



                                                                           Mason Jenkins




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                   MASON JENKINS
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305  • preppub@aol.com •         (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________

OBJECTIVE          To contribute to an organization that can use a versatile professional with expertise in fi-
                   nancial reporting, forecasting, analysis, and information management along with extensive
                   knowledge of computer software and computer programming abilities.

EDUCATION          Yale University, Bachelor of Science, 1983.
& TRAINING         Computer Programming: Pursuing studies in Java; previously studied Oracle.
                   • Skilled mathematician and data manager with proven ability to rapidly master new
                       computer programs and languages.
                   Accounting: Vast knowledge of accounting software and exposure to accounting packages;
                   expert in using microcomputer spreadsheets and database programming.
                   • On my own initiative, prepared for the CPA exam through self-study and passed all four
                       parts of the CPA on my first attempt.

EXPERIENCE         FINANCIAL CONSULTANT. Solomon Smith Barney, Miami, FL (1999-present). Have
                   become knowledgeable of the securities industry while trading Nasdaq Exchange equities
                   using WatcherPlus software and Mach123 software.
                   • Continue to work part-time as a Consultant for XYZ Co. (previous employer).

                   CONTROLLER. XYZ Company, Miami, FL (1991-99). Joined this company in its start-up
                   phase and supervised accounting, financial reporting, and administrative functions. Reported
                   to the CEO of this privately held manufacturer with customers worldwide.
                   • Designed, created, implemented and managed a microcomputer accounting and financial
                        reporting system to replace a manual system.
                   • Supervised two employees. Produced financial statements, tax returns, audit trail
                        documentation, and management reports for four corporations with $2 million of an-
                        nual expenditures.
                   • Negotiated and managed comprehensive business insurance policies and employee group
                        benefits policies (20 employees).
                   • Negotiated and managed past due accounts payable.

                   CONTROLLER. BRS/Saunders, New York, NY (1988-91). For this CBS, Inc. company which
                   distributed on-line medical information, managed budgeting, accounting, financial report-
                   ing, and analysis. Reported to VP of Finance and Administration.
                   • Created and maintained computer models that accurately forecast revenues, expenses
                        and cash flows in a fast-growth environment.
                   • Prepared and managed the annual budget that increased from $1.5 million in 1984 to
                        $8 million in 1986.
                   • Analyzed financial results. Planned pricing and spending strategies to successfully
                        achieve the desired profit goals.
                   • Supervised three employees. Implemented complete microcomputer automation of
                        financial reporting procedures.

                   DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS. Westin Testing Institute, New Haven, CT and Atlanta,
                   GA (1983-88). Oversaw the operation of professional school entrance exam prep courses
                   offered in 50 locations nationwide. Supervised 25 Instructional Coordinators. Wrote curriculum
                   materials for math and analytical reasoning, and taught classes.

PERSONAL           Resourceful problem solver. Strong personal initiative. Excellent references.



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              Exact Name of Person
              Exact Title
              Exact Name of Company
              Address
              City, State, Zip

   COMPUTER   Dear Exact Name of Person (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):
PROGRAMMER
                    With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my interest in seek-
              ing employment with your organization. Single and flexible as to corporate needs for
              travel, relocation, and further training, I am currently in the process of relocating to the
              Raleigh area.

                    As you will see, I am becoming proficient in numerous aspects of computer pro-
              gramming and operation. I have recently completed training conducted by Sun Micro
              Systems related to computer programming and Java, and I have also completed train-
              ing related to HTML. Knowledgeable of PhotoShop and Microsoft Office, I have studied
              Solaris, Java, and Javascript.

                    Although I am only 22 years of age, I already have been highly successful as a
              restaurant owner and as a sales representative. Although I am confident that I could
              establish a successful career in many different fields, I decided last year that my ulti-
              mate professional goal is to become a senior programmer and expert Java architectural de-
              veloper, perhaps one day managing a team of programmers. As a highly focused and
              goal-oriented individual, I have completed extensive training related to Java and HTML,
              and I am preparing to take the Certification exam for Java in September 2004.

                     Although I am untested in the computer programming field, you will see from my
              resume that I have a habit of making a success out of everything I take on. I left college
              to buy and manage a restaurant, and I transformed a run-down family eating establish-
              ment into a “happening place” while increasing profitability from $30,000 to $100,000
              weekly. I was recruited for my current position, and I have excelled in managing a terri-
              tory. I have also made the largest equipment sale in my company’s history.

                    If you are seeking individuals with a keen determination to make a career in Java
              programming and the computer field, I hope you will contact me to suggest a time when
              we might meet to discuss your needs. Although I can provide outstanding references at
              the appropriate time, I would appreciate your not contacting my current employer until
              after we talk. Thank you in advance for your time.



                                                                        Sincerely,




                                                                        Timothy Mays




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                   TIMOTHY MAYS
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305  • preppub@aol.com •         (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________

OBJECTIVE          To benefit an organization that can use a highly motivated young professional with knowledge
                   of Java and computer programming whose professional goal is to eventually be a senior
                   programmer and expert Java architectural developer managing a team of programmers.

EDUCATION          Completed nearly two years of college course work, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL,
                   1996-98.
                   • Left college in good standing in order to buy and manage a business, which became very
                       successful; I plan on completing my degree in my spare time.
                   Graduated from Sidpers High School, Sidpers, FL; played varsity golf and volunteered as a
                   Peer Mentor counseling troubled youth.

COMPUTERS          Earned Certificates of Completion from training related to programming sponsored by Sun
                   Micro Systems which included the SL-210 and SL-275 courses, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 2000-01.
                   • Am preparing to take the Certification exam for Java in September 2001.
                   Knowledgeable of PhotoShop 5.5 and Microsoft Office including Word and Excel.
                   Completed training related to HTML, Code Warrior University.
                   Through formal training and independent study, studied Solaris, Java, Javascript, HTML.

EXPERIENCE           SALES REPRESENTATIVE & TERRITORY MANAGER. U.S. Food Service, Ft. Lauder-
                   dale, FL (2001-present). Was aggressively recruited by this company when I was a restau-
                   rant owner; began as a trainee in Boca Raton and, in only one month, moved sales in that
                   area from $8,000 per week to $20,000 per week while growing the territory 30%; was imme-
                   diately given my own sales territory.
                   • In Ft. Lauderdale, have excelled in prospecting for the most difficult accounts; produced
                       the largest equipment sale in the company’s history.
                   • Have developed accounts which include cafeterias, restaurants, day care facilities, hospitals,
                       nursing homes, schools, and others.
                   • Am skilled in managing all aspects of running a small business, which includes han-
                       dling collections and bank deposits and determining delivery routes.

                   OWNER & OPERATOR. Freshest Ever Seafood, Boca Raton, FL (1998-01). Left college in
                   order to buy this restaurant when I was 19 years old; turned a run-down restaurant into a
                   “happening place” by remodeling the restaurant, changing menus, making aggressive use of
                   large upstairs banquet facilities, and changing advertising.
                   • Revitalized the business; grew sales from $30,000 to $100,000 a month.
                   • Sold the business in 2001 when I went to work for U.S. Food Service.

                   SALES REPRESENTATIVE & SITE MANAGER. Gainesville Remodeling Group,
                   Gainesville, FL (1996-98). While I was attending college, completely financed my college
                   education by working for this company full-time; began as a door-to-door canvasser and was
                   promoted into sales; quickly excelled in sales and produced sales of $120,000 per month
                   compared to the $40,000 monthly average.
                   • Was specially selected to open a new facility in Gainesville; established a home improve-
                       ments business specializing in items such as windows and doors, and developed sales of
                       $200,000 to $300,000 in the first month of operation.

PERSONAL           Excellent references on request. Offer strong skills in both people management and money
                   management. Am very confident of my ability to take on any activity or technical subject
                   and rapidly gain expert knowledge. Extremely self-motivated and focused individual.


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                      Exact Name of Person
                      Title or Position
                      Name of Company
                      Address (number and street)
                      Address (city, state, and zip)

          COMPUTER    Dear Exact Name of Person: (or Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad.)
INFORMATION SYSTEMS
          PRODUCTS         With the enclosed resume, I would like to express my interest in exploring em-
                      ployment opportunities with your organization.

                            As you will see, I served my country in the U.S. State Department where I built
                      a reputation as a highly adaptable individual with a special ability for quickly learning
                      and mastering new concepts and technology. My expertise has been developed while
                      becoming proficient in management information systems, administrative support opera-
                      tions, desktop publishing, and office computer applications.

                            Presently pursuing a B.S. in Computer Information Systems, I earned an A.A.S.
                      degree in Administrative Management while excelling in supervisory roles in both Eu-
                      rope and the U.S. Through experience and training, I have become highly knowledgeable and
                      skilled with operating systems and software including MS-DOS; Microsoft Excel, Ac-
                      cess, PowerPoint, and Word for Windows 7.0; Harvard Graphics; and dBase III Plus.

                            Throughout my career I have been selected for special assignments where I have
                      been credited with accomplishments which have included reducing budget requirements
                      with no loss of services, overcoming a 30% staff reduction by streamlining procedures,
                      and developing new methods for applying technology for increased productivity. As just
                      one example, during my most recent assignment, I was cited for making “an immediate
                      impact” in the contracting office of an electronics systems center by identifying require-
                      ments which resulted in installation of new systems and by designing a new computer
                      spreadsheet for tracking budget expenditures in an organization with more than $3.7
                      million in 500,000 contractual documents.

                            If you can use a creative, innovative professional who offers special skills as a
                      writer along with technical expertise in computer applications, I hope you will contact
                      me to suggest a time when we might meet to discuss your needs. I can provide outstanding
                      references at the appropriate time.

                                                                                  Sincerely,




                                                                                  Casey Holtz




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                   CASEY HOLTZ
                        1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305 • preppub@aol.com •          (910) 483-6611
____________________________________________________________________________________________
    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________

OBJECTIVE          To offer expertise in management information systems, administrative support operations,
                   desktop publishing, and office computer applications to an organization that can use a highly
                   adaptable professional with a reputation for creativity, innovation, and an eye for detail.

EDUCATION          Pursuing a B.S. in Computer Information Systems, Western New England College, MA.
& TRAINING         A.A.S., Administrative Management, Community College of the Air Force, 1992.
                   Excelled in extensive computer courses as well as in Air Force training in Total Quality
                   Management (TQM), security program management, and leadership development.

COMPUTER           Through experience and training, am highly knowledgeable and skilled with the following:
EXPERTISE          Microsoft Excel              MS PowerPoint           MS Word                   Windows
                   7.0 MS Access                Harvard Graphics        dBase III Plus        MS-DOS

EXPERIENCE         Built a track record of advancement and was consistently singled out for my ability
                   to quickly learn and master new concepts and improve productivity, U.S. State
                   Department:
                   SUPERVISOR, INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND EXECUTIVE SERVICES. Italy
                   (2001-present). Cited as a “dynamic problem solver” who made an immediate impact in the
                   contracting office of an electronics systems center, directed the annual distribution of more
                   than $3.7 million in 500,000 contractual documents.
                   • Managed an Information Technology Equipment (ITE) account valued in excess of $1
                       million as well as a $260,000 travel, supply, and MIS funding budget.
                   • Reduced budget requirements 10% with no resulting reduction in the quality of ser-
                       vices.
                   • Designed a spreadsheet for tracking budget expenditures which provided the director
                       with vital data needed to make sound business decisions and meet critical requirements.
                   • Was instrumental in identifying ITE requirements which resulted in 117 new systems
                       being installed with Standard Procurement System software and Windows NT migration.

                   CHIEF OF OPERATIONS. Germany (1998-00). Excelled in a two-year special assignment
                   supervising as many as 56 people and coordinating transportation issues and delivery schedules
                   with representatives at more than 40 geographically dispersed facilities.
                   • Described as “the best writer in the unit,” edited and rewrote more than 100 perfor-
                       mance evaluations and award narratives while also applying research and interviewing
                       skills.

                   SUPERINTENDENT FOR AUTOMATION AND ADMINISTRATION. Italy (1995-98).
                   Handled multiple simultaneous responsibilities while providing guidance and training in a
                   multinational, joint services headquarters to include overseeing automation support,
                   publication, and the preparation of studies, operating concepts, and plans and procedures.
                   • Analyzed more than 100 computer user requirements and justified procurement of 13
                       computers, LAN hook ups, and hardware/software upgrades despite severe budget cuts.
                   • Was a key figure in the development of a database which tracked transportation, housing,
                       and food service needs for 500 exercise participants from 11 NATO nations.

                   CHIEF FOR INFORMATION MANAGEMENT. Belgium (1992-95). Was credited with
                   overcoming a 30% staff reduction by streamlining and reorganizing procedures as well as
                   more effectively utilizing ADP capabilities while managing office automation in support of
                   450 people in an international logistics center.

PERSONAL           Was entrusted with a Top Secret security clearance. Am a skilled writer.




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           Exact Name of Person
           Exact Title
           Exact Name of Company
           Address
           City, State, Zip

COMPUTER   Dear Exact Name of Person (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):
OPERATOR
                 With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my interest in offer-
           ing experience, knowledge, and skills to an organization that can benefit from my cre-
           ativity and innovative manner of finding effective ways of improving the quality and
           timeliness of administrative office operations.

                 As you will see from my resume, I have built a reputation as a self-starter with a
           high level of initiative and drive while serving my country in the U.S. Army. Through
           experience and training I have become proficient with automated systems and with
           finding the methods for maximizing available resources. I am experienced in utilizing
           Harvard Graphics, dBase IV, Lotus Notes, Delrina FormFlow, and the Microsoft Office
           software and in creating presentations using PowerPoint. I am also familiar with sys-
           tems used to analyze, track, and record human resources trends and activities.

                  In my most recent position as an Executive Assistant at the headquarters of an
           87,000-person organization, I became known for my eye for detail and organizational
           skills displayed while maintaining records for personnel located throughout the world.
           A main area of focus was analyzing and integrating updated data into reports before
           forwarding them to a higher headquarters. Throughout my military service, I was se-
           lected for positions requiring strong office automation, fiscal management, and per-
           sonnel administration knowledge and was consistently described as “invaluable” and
           “an exceptional performer.”

                 Although I was strongly encouraged to remain in military service and assured of
           continued rapid advancement, I decided to leave the U.S. Army and enter the civilian
           workforce. I am single and could relocate as your needs require.

                 If you can use an excellent communicator with high degrees of enthusiasm, en-
           ergy, and drive, I hope you will contact me soon to suggest a time we might meet to
           discuss how I could contribute to your organization. I can provide excellent professional
           and personal references at the appropriate time. Thank you for your time and consideration.

                                                                       Sincerely,



                                                                       Susan West




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             SUSAN WEST
             1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305        •    preppub@aol.com       •      (910) 483-6611


OBJECTIVE    To contribute to an organization in need of a mature self starter who quickly masters new
             procedures and offers a strong ability to develop ideas which increase productivity and efficiency
             as well as excellent office administration and automation skills.

EDUCATION    Studied Business at Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, HI.
& TRAINING   Excelled in training for administrative specialists as well as courses emphasizing the devel-
             opment of leadership skills and applications for automated systems.

SPECIAL      Have developed proficiency with computer programs and applications including:
KNOWLEDGE       Microsoft – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access           Lotus Notes
                Delrina FormFlow                  Harvard Graphics        dBase IV
                Exchange                          Outlook                 the Internet
                proprietary U.S. Army personnel administration and tracking programs

EXPERIENCE   Was respected for attention to detail, expert organizational skills, and my innova-
             tive ideas displayed while supporting executive and administrative functions, U.S.
             Army:
             COMPUTER TECHNICIAN & EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT. Ft. Shafter, HI (2001-present).
             Maintained personnel accountability records for 87,000 people geographically dispersed
             throughout the world while providing administrative support.
             • Utilized PowerPoint to develop monthly slide presentations for the senior general of-
                 ficer; integrated database upgrade programs from the Department of the Army.
             • Analyzed reports and integrated accurate and updated data into them before consolidating
                 and forwarding them to an Atlanta, GA, regional headquarters.
             • Determined career fields and experience levels related to the most serious personnel
                 shortages and prepared spreadsheets tracking these trends.

             EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT. Ft. Shafter, HI (1999-01). Supervised three personnel special-
             ists while handling a wide range of purchasing, office operations, records maintenance, and
             data processing actions in an executive staff office environment.
             • Handpicked for a three-month special project assisting the chief executive in revamping
                  policy guidelines; typed and distributed the new guidelines and also developed a record
                  management system using the MARKS system for rapid retrieval of information.
             • Created a Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) manual and a well-received system of
                  screening, prioritizing, and classifying messages for executives.
             • Designed three pewter memento coins used by two general officers to personally recog-
                  nize instances of exceptional performance.
             • Coordinated schedules, office meetings, and travel arrangements for senior executives.

             ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST. Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (1998-99). Officially evaluated
             as “indispensable” to the success of administrative support, was selected to process performance
             evaluations, accountability records, and mail for personnel from all the military services—
             Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Marines—for a task force.

             Highlights of other experience: Refined time management and organizational skills in
             temporary jobs (simultaneous with military service) which included Tax Clerk, Credit
             Investigator, and Customer Service Representative for a bank and a loan company.

PERSONAL     Received numerous awards and medals for exemplary performance.



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                                Exact Name of Person
                                Title or Position
                                Name of Company
                                Address (number and street)
                                Address (city, state, and zip)

  COMPUTER PROGRAM-             Dear Exact Name of Person: (or Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad.)
                MING
             STUDENT                  I would appreciate an opportunity to talk with you soon about how I could con-
                                tribute to your organization through my degree in Computer Programming as well as
    This is an example of a     through my technical computer skills and proven background of expertise in training
   resume and cover letter      program development and management.
targeted specifically to the
 computer industry. Notice            With a reputation as a talented instructor, technical writer, and specialist in plan-
 that this individual served    ning and developing course requirements, I was promoted ahead of my peers to leader-
 in the U.S. Army and then      ship positions in the U.S.Army. Since leaving military service, I have completed degree
went back to college, so he     requirements for an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree from Cortland Techni-
used the G.I. Bill to finance   cal Community College, NY. My skills include repairing and upgrading computers,
      his college education.    programming in various languages, and utilizing DOS, Windows, and UNIX operating
                                systems.

                                      I hope you will welcome my call soon to arrange a brief meeting to discuss your
                                current and future needs and how I might serve them. Thank you in advance for your
                                time.

                                                                                            Sincerely,




                                                                                          Charles Harding
                                     Alternate last paragraph:
                                     I hope you will call or write me soon to suggest a time convenient for us to meet
                                and discuss your current and future needs and how I might serve them. Thank you in
                                advance for your time.




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                   CHARLES HARDING
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305  • preppub@aol.com •         (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________


OBJECTIVE          To offer my education and skills related to computer analysis, design, and programming;
                   systems administration/networking; and equipment repair/upgrade coupled with my experi-
                   ence in performance-based computer instruction and training management.

EDUCATION          Completed Associate in Applied Science degree in Computer Programming,
                   Cortland
& TRAINING         Technical Community College, NY, 2001.
                   •   Completed specialized course work including the following:
                          systems analysis              operating systems          UNIX
                          financial accounting          network technology         statistics
                          database management           data communications        data access
                   •   Excelled in more than 6,600 hours of courses emphasizing training development and
                       management as well as a Spanish language course.
                   •   Completed rigorous Special Forces training.

COMPUTERS          Experienced in repairing, upgrading, and networking IBM-compatible PCs with Windows
                   and UNIX operating systems using software including:
                       Windows 2000             WordPerfect             MS Word
                       dBase IV                 Micro Focus             Novell Netware
                       Visual BASIC 4           Harvard Graphics        COBOL

EXPERIENCE         FULL-TIME STUDENT. Cortland Technical Community College, NY (1999-2001).

                   Advanced to the rank of Sergeant in the U.S. Army:
                   TRAINING PROGRAM MANAGER. Ft. Stewart, GA (1997-99). Handled activities ranging
                   from supervising six people carrying out short- and long-term training management, to
                   assisting in the development of one- and two-year training plans, to developing and consolidat-
                   ing weekly training schedules.
                   • Conducted weekly training meetings which focused on problem solving, directing the
                        best utilization of resources, and keeping a senior executive informed of events.
                   • Coordinated administrative and medical support and resources for an 83-person com-
                        pany with an extensive inventory of communications equipment and 11 trucks.

                   SENIOR INSTRUCTOR and OPERATIONS MANAGER. Ft. Campbell, KY (1994-98).
                   As senior course developer and administrator for numerous types of courses, provided sub-
                   ject matter expertise for the U.S. Army’s Special Warfare Center and School.
                   • Monitored the performance of eight classroom instructors teaching groups of 20 students
                        in dozens of different specialized areas.
                   • Taught performance-based instruction and the lecture method of instruction in a two-
                        week Instructor Training Course which produced effective professional instructors.
                   • Served as Senior Instructor for the Training Developer Course in which instructors
                        were taught how to develop training products in their specialized areas.
                   • Wrote instructional material for numerous courses and reviewed more than 150 train-
                        ing documents for sound doctrine and made recommendations for changes.
                   • Implemented a software program that facilitates training management by tracking expenses,
                        generating calendars, and automating training resources.

PERSONAL           Was entrusted with a Top Secret security clearance. Was honored with one Humanitarian
                   Service, one Meritorious Service, and two Commendation Medals.

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COMPUTER SALES    Dear Sir or Madam:
 REPRESENTATIVE
                         I am writing to express my strong interest in the position of Country Manager
                  —Korea, which was recently posted in the career opportunities section of the Adobe
                  web site. With exceptional leadership and personnel management experience along with
                  an extensive sales and marketing background related to software sales and distribu-
                  tion, I feel I am ideally suited to your needs. I was born in Seoul, Korea, speak both
                  English and Korean fluently, and have previously worked in various overseas locations,
                  including Korea.

                        As you will see from my resume, I am currently excelling as the President and
                  Sales Manager of B & B Softmart, a busy local software reseller with annual sales of
                  nearly a million dollars. In this position and a previous job as Executive Vice President
                  of Ace Software Express, I have interacted closely with vendors, manufacturers, dis-
                  tributors, and sales representatives within the software industry on a daily basis. While
                  directing the sales and marketing efforts at each of these businesses, my exceptional
                  leadership and motivational skills have resulted in growth of market share and strong
                  annual sales increases despite fierce competition. In my current entrepreneurial role, I have
                  developed all the company’s accounts “from scratch.”

                       You will notice that I also served my country in the Peace Corps, and I refined my
                  Korean language skills while working in Seoul.

                        If you can use an articulate professional who is extremely familiar with Korean
                  language and culture and who possesses proven management and entrepreneurial skills
                  along with practical experience in software distribution, I hope you will write or call me
                  soon to suggest a time when we might meet to discuss your needs. I can provide out-
                  standing references at the appropriate time.

                                                                       Sincerely yours,




                                                                       John Jarcho




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                   JOHN JARCHO
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305  • preppub@aol.com •         (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________

OBJECTIVE          To contribute to an organization that can use an articulate professional with outstanding
                   communication and sales skills along with a strong bottom-line orientation who has excelled
                   in management positions in the software industry and in the Peace Corps.

LANGUAGES          Speak, read, write, and translate Korean and English fluently (born in Seoul, Korea).

EDUCATION          Bachelor of Arts in International Relations with minors in Political Science and His-
                   tory, Winston College, Winston, PA, 1990.
                   Completed extensive formal and on-the-job training in sales and marketing.
                   Excelled in numerous leadership and training courses sponsored by the Peace Corps; gradu-
                   ate of the eight-month Peace Corps Manager’s Course as well as other courses designed to
                   refine management and communication skills.

SOFTWARE           Proficient with Mail Order Manager (MOM) Program, MS Office, and working knowledge of
                   many of the Adobe products to include PageMaker and Photoshop.

EXPERIENCE         PRESIDENT and SALES MANAGER. B & B Softmart, Cliffside Park, NJ (2001-present).
                   Manage all operational aspects of this local software reseller with annual sales of $950,000;
                   manage human, fiscal, and material resources; sales and marketing; and performing liaison
                   with vendors, manufacturers, and distributors; have developed all accounts “from scratch.”
                   • Despite strong competition from other software resellers in the area, have led the
                       company to continuously achieve 25% sales increases annually since the founding of
                       the business.
                   • Supervise six employees, directing marketing, sales, and customer service efforts.
                   • Interact with software vendors, manufacturers, distributors, and sales representatives
                       on a daily basis, acquiring vital information concerning new products, pricing, and ship-
                       ping.
                   • Track sales of current titles by manufacturer, category, and type of software in order to
                       anticipate potential growth areas and ensure a strong in-stock position on fast-moving
                       titles.
                   • Interview, hire, and train all personnel, instructing them in company policies and
                       procedures, customer service, inventory control, and product knowledge.

                   EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT. Ace Software Express, Inc., Clifton, NJ (1997-01). Was
                   instrumental in the successful growth of this software reseller; managed the operation of
                   this company while quickly mastering all aspects of the software resale industry.
                   • Formulated and developed long- and short-term sales projections, analyzing sales fig-
                        ures from previous years and sales trends for the current fiscal year.
                   • An articulate communicator and talented motivator, inspired the sales force to excel,
                        producing increases in sales and market share; supervised 12 employees in areas which
                        included sales and customer service, inventory, and shipping.

                   Was promoted ahead of my peers and excelled in leadership roles, U.S. Peace Corps,
                   various locations worldwide, 1990-97: Provided assistance to organizations scattered
                   throughout the Pacific region (the Hawaiian Islands, Guam, and Saipan). Supervised a 12-
                   person administration section providing support to a 500-person organization. Advanced
                   to a position as Project Manager in Korea.

PERSONAL           Am an adaptable professional with a reputation for unquestioned loyalty and honesty.


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                  Exact Name of Person
                  Exact Title
                  Exact Name of Company
                  Address
                  City, State, Zip

COMPUTER SALES    Dear Exact Name of Person (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):
     SPECIALIST
                        With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my interest in ex-
                  ploring employment opportunities with your organization and introduce you to my tal-
                  ents and skills.

                       As you will see from my enclosed resume, I am recognized as a hard-working
                  young professional who is effective in prioritizing tasks, managing time effectively, and
                  handling multiple simultaneous activities. I am relocating back to Columbus, where I
                  worked previously, so that I can work full time while attending Columbus State University in
                  my spare time in order to complete my degree.

                        I relocated from Columbus to Atlanta nearly two years ago in order to live nearer
                  to my mother, who was experiencing serious health problems, and I became employed
                  by a newly opened Dell Computer store. I have earned a reputation as an efficient and
                  knowledgeable Computer Sales Specialist while assisting customers in having their
                  computer systems configured to their particular user needs. Since making Dell aware of
                  my decision to return to Columbus to work and attend college, Dell has offered me
                  employment in a Columbus store. I have decided, however, to explore employment op-
                  portunities with other Columbus companies, and I am selectively approaching organi-
                  zations which could use my customer service, technical support, and administrative back-
                  ground.

                       I am a hard worker who excels in dealing with people in a gracious and helpful
                  manner while troubleshooting problems and finding solutions. I work well independently
                  or while contributing to the efforts of team. Fluent in Spanish, I have volunteered with
                  Special Olympics as a translator. I can provide outstanding references.

                        If you can use a cheerful and adaptable individual who offers a proven ability to
                  work well with others, I hope you will contact me to suggest a time when we might
                  discuss your needs.

                                                                            Yours sincerely,




                                                                            Samantha Love




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                   SAMANTHA LOVE
                   1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305        •    preppub@aol.com       •      (910) 483-6611



OBJECTIVE          To offer excellent customer relations and communication abilities as well as technical
                   computer skills and knowledge to an organization that can use a self-motivated and enthusias-
                   tic young professional who excels working independently and as a contributor to team ef-
                   forts.

EDUCATION          Have completed 30 hours of course work in pursuit of an A.A. degree, Columbus State
& TRAINING         University, Columbus, GA.
                   • Demonstrated my ability to prioritize tasks and manage time effectively while attending
                      college in the mornings and working from approximately noon to 9 p.m.
                   • Volunteer with the Red Cross and have applied Spanish language skills as a Translator
                      for Special Olympics events and with the School of the Americas.
                   Graduated from Spencer High School, Columbus, GA.
                   • Was a member of the National Honor Society throughout high school.
                   Completed a Dell Computer technical computer, sales, and customer service course.
                   Completed customer service training program sponsored by Teleservice.

SPECIAL SKILLS Language: Speak, read, and write Spanish fluently.
               Computers: Familiar with software which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Novell, and
               other commonly used programs as well as with hardware and peripheral equipment.

EXPERIENCE         COMPUTER SALES SPECIALIST. Dell Computer. Atlanta, GA (2000-present). Have
                   quickly earned recognition for my ability to relate technical applications to a common sense
                   approach while assisting customers in this newly opened store which specializes in configur-
                   ing computer systems and designing them to meet users’ needs and requirements.
                   • Have been cited as a dedicated young professional with a knack for helping customers
                        through my knowledge of the company’s products and system capabilities.
                   • Patiently yet aggressively resolve client issues when shipments are delayed due to inven-
                        tory or configuration problems.
                   • Work extensively with the ordering system (AS-400) while creating and updating
                        configurations.
                   • Was officially rated as excellent in all areas of performance with special attention given
                        to my ability to follow through and solve client issues.
                   • Based on my excellent performance in this job, have been offered a position with Dell in
                        Columbus, GA, where I will be attending Columbus State University.

                   CUSTOMER SERVICE TRAINEE. Dell Computer, Columbus, GA (1998-00). Selected to
                   receive training in handling customer service calls and updating account information, was
                   recognized for my patient, professional, courteous style of dealing with callers in a center
                   which processed credit cards.
                   • Worked with several financial institutions on many aspects of financing clients.

                   ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT. Spencer County School System, Columbus, GA (1996-
                   98). While still in high school, became familiar with professional office procedures and functions
                   while answering phones, making copies, and updating files and transcripts.

PERSONAL           Offer well-developed decision-making and problem-solving skills. Am a positive, energetic,
                   and enthusiastic individual who can be counted on to get the job done.




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                               Title or Position
                               Name of Company
                               Address (no., street)
                               Address (city, state, zip)

     COMPUTER SCIENCE          Dear Exact Name of Person: (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad.)
           GRADUATE
                                      With the enclosed resume I would like to introduce you to the strong computer
     Here we have another      skills and software knowledge which I could put to work for you.
 example of a student with
           previous military         With a degree in Computer Science, I offer previous experience as a Computer
      experience. He has a     Operator while serving in the U.S. Navy. In fact, my military experience revealed that I
Computer Expertise section     have a knack for computer technology, as I rapidly mastered the software used by the
    on his resume since he     Navy at a central operations center. Even prior to earning my B.S. degree at Emory, I
figures one of his key areas   excelled in numerous technical training programs. I was entrusted with one of the nation’s
of strength is his computer    highest security clearances: Top Secret.
                knowledge.
                                     Throughout my life, I have become known for my resourcefulness and creativity. I
                               am eager to combine my strong computer knowledge with my innate problem-solving
                               ability in order to benefit a company that can use a highly motivated hard charger.

                                     I hope you will welcome my call soon to determine if there is a time when we could
                               meet in person so that I could show you that I am a dedicated and ambitious person who
                               could become a valuable part of your team. Thank you in advance for your time.

                                                                                      Sincerely yours,




                                                                                      Adam Henke




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             ADAM HENKE
             1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305 • preppub@aol.com • (910) 483-6611



OBJECTIVE    To offer extensive knowledge of computer software operations and systems maintenance to
             an organization that can use a skilled young professional with an aptitude for quickly learning
             and applying new technology.

EDUCATION    B.S. in Computer Science, Emory University, Atlanta, GA; degree anticipated June, 2001.
  &          Excelled in military training programs emphasizing the following:
TECHNICAL        basic electricity          records processing              tape libraries
TRAINING         quality assurance          basic test equipment            system design
                 system tape backup         system configurations           LAN hardware
                 peripheral operations      system error messages           system diagnosis
                 message format             communications security         radio/phone procedures

COMPUTER     Offer exceptional computer skills gained through formal training related to:
EXPERTISE        Windows 2000                       DOS                      WordPerfect
                 Harvard Graphics                   Harvard FX               Picture Publisher
                 Word Scan                          Novell                   UNIX
                 Microsoft Office (entire package including Excel and Word)

EXPERIENCE   FULL-TIME COLLEGE STUDENT. Emory University, Atlanta, GA (2000-present).
             Attend Emory University in the Computer Science degree program.

             Advanced on the basis of technical proficiency, natural aptitude, and attention to detail as a
             DATA PROCESSING TECHNICIAN in the U.S. Navy:
             SHIFT SUPERVISOR. The USS Guam, Norfolk, VA (1997-99). Was promoted to supervise
             operation of the specialized ADP system used to support supply and operational activities.
             • Officially described as a “superb performer” and awarded a service medal and citation,
                 was recognized for technical expertise and a positive attitude.

             MEDIA LIBRARIAN. The USS Guam, Norfolk, VA (1996-97). In recognition of my atten-
             tion to detail and knowledge, was given the responsibility of managing and keeping detailed
             records of an inventory of electronic data tapes generated by the SNAP system.
             • Ensured a “discrepancy free” rating for the supply department in a major assessment of
                  logistics operations which resulted in an overall 98.4% rating.
             • Assisted in removing more than 450 excess ADP electronics items: as a result, storage
                  space was maximized and inventory control simplified.
             • Was the supply department “Employee of the Month,” February 1996.

             COMPUTER OPERATOR. Office of Naval Intelligence, Suitland, MD (1993-95). Operated
             VAX 600, VAX 8810, Filenet system, and Network Control microcomputers at a central
             operations center.
             • Was cited for expert handling of more than 50 “hot line” calls a day which required that
                 all information was properly documented and transferred so that problems were solved
                 and users achieved maximum production time.
             • Officially described as “having unlimited potential,” was praised for being industrious
                 and self motivated and for setting the standard for my peers.

PERSONAL     Was entrusted with a Top Secret security clearance. Accurately type at least 45 words per
             minute. Am in excellent physical condition. High level of determination and initiative.



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                   Exact Name of Person
                   Exact Title
                   Exact Name of Company
                   Address
                   City, State, Zip

COMPUTER SCIENCE   Dear Exact Name of Person (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):
        STUDENT
                        With the enclosed resume, I would like to express my interest in exploring em-
                   ployment opportunities with your organization.

                         As you will see from my resume, I hold a degree in Computer Science and previously
                   completed extensive coursework at the University of Georgia in Electrical Engineering.
                   After the University of Georgia, I became employed by the Case Company and worked
                   for that corporation for 14 years as a Product Support Manager. I resigned from my
                   position with the Case Company and became a full-time Computer Science student in
                   2000 when the company asked me to accept a promotion which required relocation to
                   their home office in Wisconsin. At that point, I decided to complete the college degree
                   which I had begun many years earlier, and I have worked part-time as a business con-
                   sultant while completing my B.S. I have completed courses related to HTML, Java,
                   Visual Basic, C and C++, UNIX, and Interfacing, and I am making plans to pursue
                   Oracle in my spare time.

                          While providing all types of wholesale support and sales to 20 retail dealers in my
                   job as a Product Support Manager with the Case Company, I was extensively involved
                   in training the dealers’ employees in computer operations. The Case Company decided in
                   1994 that it would require its dealer-customers to communicate with the company through
                   online methods, so it became a major part of my job to work with dealers’ platforms
                   which included UNIX, AS 400, and Windows NT. I trained the dealers’ employees in
                   computer operations, and I also trained technicians to perform troubleshooting using
                   high-tech computer equipment.

                         A key part of my job was helping dealers maximize the profitability of their retail
                   businesses, so I became very skilled at interpreting financial documents including
                   proformas, balance sheets, and other paperwork. I take pride in the fact that I helped
                   all my dealer customers improve their bottom line through my recommendations re-
                   lated to market share, product line conversions and product mix, warranty policies and
                   procedures, and stock ordering. I was consistently in the top 5% of the company’s man-
                   agers in a variety of areas including customer satisfaction.

                         If you can use a versatile professional who offers a versatile background which
                   includes extensive customer service experience as well as computer knowledge, I hope
                   you will contact me soon to suggest a time we might meet. Thank you for your time.

                                                                      Sincerely,



                                                                      David Curtins


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                   DAVID CURTINS
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305  • preppub@aol.com •         (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________

OBJECTIVE          I want to contribute to an organization that can use a resourceful professional with an exten-
                   sive technical background in electrical engineering and computer science along with vast ex-
                   perience in business consulting, operations management, and sales.

EDUCATION          B.S. degree in Computer Science, Phillips College, Weston, GA, 2001.
                   • Completed course work related to Java, Visual Basic, C and C++, UNIX, Interfacing,
                       and other subjects. Will pursue Oracle studies in my spare time.
                   • Previous course work in Electrical Engineering: Began college with a major of pre-
                       med and changed to Electrical Engineering, University of Georgia.
                   Technical computer training: Extensive training related to UNIX, AS 400, Windows NT,
                   and other platforms sponsored by the Case Corporation.
                   • Skilled at interpreting schematics, diagrams, and blueprints; highly proficient in working
                       with electrical circuitry. Highly skilled with Word, PowerPoint, Excel.
                   Financial training: Am skilled at reading profit-and-loss statements, pro formas, balance
                   sheets, and other financial documents.
                   Graduated from Jeff Davis High School, Hazlehurst, GA, 1983.
                   • Was a school leader: was voted “Mr. Junior” and “Mr. Senior.”

EXPERIENCE         BUSINESS CONSULTANT & FULL-TIME COMPUTER SCIENCE STUDENT. (2000-
                   present). After working for the Case Company for 14 years, I resigned from the corporation
                   when the company wanted me to accept a promotion and relocation to its home office in
                   Racine, WI; I decided to resign and complete my college degree.

                   PRODUCT SUPPORT MANAGER. Borders Company, Racine, WI (1988-2000). Was re-
                   sponsible for 20 retail dealers and served as their wholesale source of supply for agricultural
                   items such as plow tools.
                   • Became skilled in all aspects of business consulting as I worked with retailers to im-
                       prove their profitability and merchandising mix; developed plans to foster better rela-
                       tionships between dealers and their customers.
                   • Developed innovative plans to help dealers increase the service part of their business.
                   • Utilized PowerPoint to make presentations and conduct training.
                   • Functioned as a business consultant; was trained to read financial statements and profit-
                       and-loss statements.
                   • In 1994, after the company made the decision to require dealers to communicate their
                       orders and other matters online, was extensively trained in computer operations re-
                       lated to UNIX, AS 400, Windows NT, and other platforms. Became skilled in assisting
                       customers in their networking needs, and trained the dealers’ employees in computer
                       use and troubleshooting.
                   • Trained technicians to perform troubleshooting using high-tech computer troubleshoot-
                       ing equipment.
                   Highlights of achievements:
                   • Increased parts sales from $3.9 million in 1991 to $6.8 million in 1999.
                   • Boosted customer satisfaction rating from 62% in 1997 to 84% in 1999.
                   • Developed effective business plans which established goals for numerous product lines
                       and which established objectives for operating income, market share, product line
                       conversions, warranty policies and procedures, customer complaints, service reports,
                       stock order goals, and claim audits.

PERSONAL           Outstanding references on request. Extremely resourceful and effective problem solver.


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                   Exact Name of Person
                   Exact Title
                   Exact Name of Company
                   Address
                   City, State, Zip

COMPUTER SCIENCE   Dear Exact Name of Person (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):
        STUDENT
                         With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my background as a
                   versatile and experienced professional with a history of success in areas which in-
                   clude computer operations, logistics and supply, production control, and employee train-
                   ing and supervision.

                         As you will see, I am completing requirements for my bachelor’s degree in Computer
                   Science from Methodist College which I expect to receive this winter. I am proud of my
                   accomplishment in completing this course of study while simultaneously meeting the
                   demands of a career in the U.S. Army. In my current military assignment as a Techni-
                   cal Inspector, I ensure the airworthiness of aircraft which is required to relocate any-
                   where in the world on extremely short notice in response to crisis situations.

                         Throughout my years of military service I have been singled out for jobs which
                   have required the ability to quickly make sound decisions and have continually maximized
                   resources while exceeding expected standards and performance guidelines. I have been
                   responsible for certifying multimillion-dollar aircraft for flight service, training and su-
                   pervising employees who have been highly productive and successful in their own ca-
                   reers, and applying technical computer knowledge in innovative ways which have fur-
                   ther increased efficiency and productivity.

                         I offer a combination of technical, managerial, and supervisory skills and a level
                   of knowledge which will allow me to quickly achieve outstanding results in anything I
                   attempt. Known for my energy and enthusiasm, I am a creative professional with a
                   strong desire to make a difference in whatever environment I find myself.

                         I hope you will contact me to suggest a time when we might meet to discuss your
                   needs. I can assure you in advance that I could rapidly become an asset to your organization.

                                                                                     Sincerely,



                                                                             Kyle Sweeney




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                   KYLE SWEENEY
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305  • preppub@aol.com •         (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________

OBJECTIVE          To offer a versatile background emphasizing computer operations, logistics, inventory control,
                   production control, and security to an organization that can benefit from my experience as a
                   supervisor and manager with a reputation for creativity.

EDUCATION          Will receive a B.S. in Computer Science, Elon College, Elon College, NC, winter 2002.
& TRAINING         Selected for extensive training, including courses for security managers and computer opera-
                   tions and applications as well as technical courses in aircraft repair and maintenance, profes-
                   sional leadership development, equal opportunity practices, and Airborne School.

COMPUTER           Am highly computer literate and offer skills related to the following:
SKILLS &           ScanPro Novell LAN systems Lotus Excel Access dBase III/IV                         e-mail
CLEARANCE          Was entrusted with a Top Secret security clearance.

EXPERIENCE         Earned a reputation as a focused and goal-oriented professional, U.S. Army:
                   TECHNICAL INSPECTOR. Ft. Bragg, NC (2001-present). Officially cited for my in-depth
                   knowledge of aviation maintenance and logistics issues, conduct technical inspections on 24
                   helicopters while also providing training, guidance, and supervision.
                   • Transformed a substandard quality control section into one which sets the example.
                   • Received the NATO Medal for Service for my contributions during operations in the
                        former Yugoslavia in 2002.

                   SUPERVISOR FOR AVIATION MAINTENANCE AND SUPPLY. Ft. Bragg, NC (1999-
                   00). Made numerous important contributions while coordinating supply, maintenance, and
                   readiness issues for units throughout the 18th Airborne Corps.
                   • Received a letter of commendation from a three-star general for my expertise demonstrated
                        as the Security Manager for the corps headquarters and for personally revitalizing the
                        physical security program which received “commendable” ratings.
                   • Developed a data base for managing aircraft maintenance histories which greatly
                        increased the reliability of information about the organization’s 968 assigned aircraft.
                   • Created and presented effective training on physical security and ADP operations.

                   MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR. Ft. Bragg, NC (1998-99). Provided oversight for a $6
                   million annual operating budget and ensured the quality and timeliness of all phases of
                   support for a fleet of 104 aircraft while reviewing daily/monthly status reports, coordinating
                   supply up to the wholesale level, and recommending procedural changes.
                   • Consistently exceeded Department of the Army standards for aircraft availability and
                        was singled out for praise for my expertise as a trainer, mentor, and leader.

                   MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR. Germany (1995-98). Cited as directly responsible for a
                   high level of achievement and productivity; collected and processed maintenance data on
                   123 aircraft while controlling flight safety information and support for four divisions.
                   • Selected to oversee a project during which new equipment and automation assets were
                       integrated into use; achieved a smooth transition.
                   • Was a member of the team which first fielded the ULASS computer system which is a
                       tool for managing production, maintenance hours, and supplies.

PERSONAL           Am known for my enthusiastic style of leadership and reputation for unwavering moral and
                   ethical standards. Was honored with numerous medals in recognition of my contributions.



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                    Exact Title
                    Exact Name of Company
                    Address
                    City, State, Zip

COMPUTER SPECIAL-   Dear Exact Name of Person (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):
              IST
                           I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to a detail-oriented and
                    highly motivated young professional who offers exceptional technical and leadership
                    abilities refined while working in the Department of Defense.

                          As you will see from my enclosed resume, I am a technically knowledgeable and
                    skilled individual with strong abilities in troubleshooting and problem solving along
                    with a thorough understanding of the latest technological advances. I am applying
                    time management skills while excelling in demanding jobs and pursuing a degree in Com-
                    puter Science on my own time. My training has included a professional leadership develop-
                    ment program in addition to technical programs in intelligence analysis, LAN adminis-
                    tration and management, and multichannel transmission systems operations.

                           After earlier success in telecommunications system repair, maintenance, and op-
                    eration, I was selected for advanced training as an Intelligence Analyst. In my most
                    recent assignments I have been combining my technical expertise with analytical, re-
                    search, and communication skills to excel in jobs as an analyst and inspector of informa-
                    tion, physical, and personal security plans and programs.

                          Entrusted with a Top Secret/SBI security clearance, I have consistently been rec-
                    ognized as a mature young professional who can be counted on to work well as a team
                    leader or independently. I am an innovative and creative thinker who offers superior
                    troubleshooting skills and the ability to quickly master technological advances.

                          If you can use a dedicated, self-motivated, and technically knowledgeable leader,
                    I hope you will contact me soon to suggest a time when we might have a brief discussion
                    of how I could contribute to your organization. I will provide excellent professional and
                    personal references at the appropriate time.

                                                                               Sincerely,




                                                                        Stephen Klink




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                   STEPHEN KLINK
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305  • preppub@aol.com •         (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________

OBJECTIVE          I offer exceptional technical and leadership skills to an organization that can use a dedi-
                   cated team player and creative problem solver knowledgeable of state-of-the-art technology
                   with automated systems, intelligence gathering/analysis, and telecommunications.

EDUCATION          Pursuing a degree in Computer Science with Madison Technical Community College and
& TRAINING         Central Texas College.
                   Received Department of Defense technical and leadership training which included:
                       Local Area Networks (LAN) Design, Administration, and Management
                       Basic UNIX and Advanced UNIX
                       Multichannel Transmission Systems Operation
                       Basic Noncommissioned Officer and Professional Leadership Development Courses
                       Intelligence Analyst Course
                       Jumpmaster training

TECHNICAL          Equipment and systems: troposcatter, JDISS, Warlord, ASAS (All Source Analysis Sys-
                   tem),
EXPERTISE          Group Modems, Trunk Group Modems; radios: HF, FM, UHF, and SINCGARS; and KY68,
                   and KIK-13.
                   Operating systems: UNIX/SOLARIS, LINUX, Windows NT work station/server, Windows.
                   Software: HTML, Internet Explorer 5.0, Netscape, WordPerfect, Front Page, AMHS, INTEL
                   LINK, Microsoft Exchange Server; MS Word, Excel, Access, Works, PowerPoint.

EXPERIENCE         Advanced to supervisory roles in the Department of Defense:
                   INTELLIGENCE ANALYST. Washington, DC (2001-present). Utilize analytical skills and
                   automated databases to produce detailed intelligence reports, briefings, and visual aids for
                   organizations involved in counternarcotics actions in Central and South America.

                   INTELLIGENCE ANALYST andINFORMATION, PERSONAL, AND PHYSICAL SECURITY
                   PROGRAM INSPECTOR. Italy (2000-01). Handled dual roles in a Special Forces Group
                   Headquarters: advised and inspected subordinate units for compliance with rules/regulations
                   and further refined briefing skills while also ensuring security and timely production of
                   classified reports and briefings.
                   • Received superior ratings during numerous inspections while carrying out the error-
                       free processing of more than 1,000 passports, visas, and security clearances.

                   SUPERVISORY INTELLIGENCE ANALYST. Korea (1998-00). Directly trained, supervised,
                   and mentored subordinates while directing the production, editing, filing, and processing of
                   classified information; indirectly oversaw the same activities for three subordinate units.
                   • Refined communication skills preparing and presenting briefings to high-level staff officers.
                   • Applied troubleshooting and technical skills while maintaining LANs, installing and
                       conducting inventories of software, and making hardware repairs.

                   TELECOMMUNICATIONS TEAM CHIEF. Ft. Gordon, GA (1996-98). Was honored with
                   numerous awards for my accomplishments while supervising and training four people in the
                   installation and maintenance of tropospheric scatter equipment including COMSEC
                   (communications security) devices and equipment.
                   • Was handpicked to assist in the installation and maintenance of a LAN system.

PERSONAL           Have been entrusted with a Top Secret/SBI security clearance. Received awards which
                   included eight cash bonuses for exceptional performance.
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                      Exact Title
                      Exact Name of Company
                      Address
                      City, State, Zip

COMPUTER SPECIALIST   Dear Exact Name of Person (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):

                            With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my background as a
                      motivated young professional with exceptional technical and computer skills who offers
                      a track record of accomplishment in the troubleshooting, maintenance, operation, and
                      repair of telecommunications equipment and computer hardware.

                             Currently excelling as an Operations Specialist with the Department of State in
                      Richmond, VA, I provide computer hardware and software support in addition to my
                      regular duties of scheduling unit training and special events. Earlier as a Systems Sup-
                      port and Automation Specialist, I was cited for efforts in providing communications reli-
                      ability, described as “vital in maintaining communications during a major exercise.” In
                      the same award recommendation, I was recognized for my work in maintaining and
                      repairing computers and for possessing “unsurpassed technical competence.”

                            Prior to joining the military I worked as an Electronics Specialist for Innovative
                      Concepts in Electronics, where I refined my skills related to electronic systems testing
                      and diagnosis while troubleshooting and manufacturing circuit boards and other parts
                      for computer games.

                             Although many of my technical abilities have been self-taught, I have completed
                      State Department training in the operation, troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair
                      of telecommunications equipment, and I am pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer
                      Science.

                           If you can use a talented telecommunications professional whose technical and
                      computer skills have been proven in challenging environments, I look forward to hearing
                      from you soon. I assure you in advance that I have an excellent reputation and would
                      quickly become an asset to your organization.

                                                                                 Sincerely,




                                                                                 Kyle Myslinsky




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                   KYLE MYSLINSKY
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305  • preppub@aol.com •         (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________

OBJECTIVE          To benefit an organization that can use a motivated and experienced young professional
                   with exceptional technical skills who offers a background in troubleshooting, maintenance,
                   and repair of telecommunications equipment and computers.

EDUCATION          Pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science; have completed one year of this
                   program at Richmond State University, Richmond, VA.
                   Completed numerous technical and leadership development courses as part of my Depart-
                   ment of State training, including telecommunications training as well as a leadership work-
                   shop.

COMPUTERS          Familiar with many of the most popular computer operating systems and software, includ-
                   ing Windows 95; Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint; Delrina FormFlow, Calen-
                   dar Creator, and Anti-virus.
                   Skilled at troubleshooting, upgrading, and repairing computer hardware, as well as configur-
                   ing software to work with other programs on the system.

TECHNICAL          Skilled in the operation of a number of advanced computer and telecommunications systems
SKILLS             including Local Area Networks (LANs), SINCGARS, MSRT, Mobile Subscriber Equipment
                   (MSE), ANCD, Antennas (OE254), and Secure/Unsecure Telephone Systems.

EXPERIENCE         With the Department of State, advanced to positions of increasing responsibility,
                   playing a key role in providing computer and telecommunications service:
                   1998-present: OPERATIONS SPECIALIST. Richmond, VA. Promoted to this position
                   from Systems Support Specialist; provide computer hardware and software support in addition
                   to monitoring and overseeing document control and dispensation and creating, updating,
                   and maintaining personnel files within the organization.
                   • Developed training schedules, verifying availability of training materials and facilities.

                   1995-1998: SYSTEMS SUPPORT & AUTOMATION SPECIALIST. Baltimore, MD. In
                   addition to troubleshooting, maintaining, and repairing various types of telecommunica-
                   tions equipment, oversaw the proper operation of the organization’s 75 computer systems.
                   • Maintained and repaired a wide variety of radio and telecommunications equipment, to
                       include troubleshooting to the component level, repair, and replacement of defective parts.
                   • Performed set-up, maintenance, and operation of Local Area Networks (LANs) for the
                       organization, as well as handling software and hardware support.
                   • Without any formal training, developed a thorough working knowledge of computer hard-
                       ware and software troubleshooting, repair, maintenance, and configuration.
                   • Ordered replacements for defective computer components; removed old parts and
                       installed upgrades, new peripherals, or replacements.
                   • Recognized in an official recommendation for “working more than 32 hours to ensure
                       that the Battle Simulation Center’s computers were fully operational . . . as a result, the
                       battalion established the division’s first ever HUMINT TACLAND network.”

                   ELECTRONIC SPECIALIST. Innovative Concepts in Electronics (ICE), Tondawanda, NY
                   (1994). Performed troubleshooting and manufacturing of printed circuit boards and other
                   computer parts for commercial video games; developed skills related to the testing of elec-
                   tronic systems and diagnosis of circuit-related malfunctions.

PERSONAL           Entrusted with a Secret clearance. Recognized with several prestigious awards.


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                      Exact Name of Company
                      Address
                      City, State, Zip

COMPUTER SPECIALIST   Dear Exact Name of Person (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):

                            I would appreciate an opportunity to talk with you soon about how I could con-
                      tribute to your organization through my knowledge of computer hardware and software
                      along with my technical troubleshooting and maintenance skills.

                            Presently serving the State of New York as a Supervisory Computer Specialist, I
                      supervise four PC Technicians while overseeing computer system maintenance and op-
                      erations. In this job I am involved in multiple activities in support of LANs (Local Area
                      Networks), personal computers, operating systems, and servers. One of my previous projects
                      was participating in Y2K compliance actions. I analyzed 900 systems, made recommen-
                      dations and decisions on needed upgrades, and ordered approximately $500,000 worth
                      of equipment needed to ensure all systems met compliance requirements.

                            As you will see from my enclosed resume, I earned a prestigious award in an
                      earlier job while working on a project for NATO. As a member of a task force sent to
                      Bosnia, I applied my expertise with the ULLS (Unit Level Logistics System) in an auto-
                      mation repair facility where I solved more than 300 software problems. In this job I was
                      singled out to receive two Certificates of Appreciation for my assistance while upgrading
                      computer systems and helping another unit solve its computer problems.

                            If you can use a self-disciplined professional who can be counted on to provide
                      technical expertise and a high level of knowledge, I hope you will contact me to suggest
                      a time when we might meet to discuss your needs. I can assure you in advance that I
                      could rapidly become an asset to your organization.

                                                                                  Sincerely,




                                                                                  Wayne Luke




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                   WAYNE LUKE
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305  • preppub@aol.com •         (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________

OBJECTIVE          To offer my expertise at troubleshooting computer hardware and software problems and my
                   strong technical abilities to an organization that can use a well-trained and knowledgeable
                   young professional with a reputation as a hard worker and quick learner.

TRAINING           Am attending training courses at Rayford’s Computer Services, Falmouth, NY:
                       Introduction to LAN NT Server 4 “Enterprise”                 Windows NT Workstation
                       Windows NT Server 4 TCP/IP                                   UNIX Operating System
                       Internet Information Server         MS Exchange E-mail Server        Web Publishing
                   Excelled in military training for computer programmers in a course which emphasized data-
                   base programming and development, computer application development and processing,
                   and software troubleshooting techniques, Ft. Gordon, GA, 1997.
                   MCSE Certification: will test soon for Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer certification.

COMPUTER           Offer experience with the following computer systems, programs, and operating systems:
                       Windows NT200 4.0 Workstation and Server                     UNIX
                       MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access                       dBase 4
                       DOS through version 6.22                                             Harvard Graph-
                   ics
                       military supply systems: SAMS, ULLS, and SARSS               WordPerfect
                   Supervise, install, operate, and perform unit-level maintenance on network servers, multi-
                   function and/or multi-user information processing systems, peripheral equipment, and
                   associated devices in mobile and fixed facilities.
                   Perform systems analyst, system administrator, and LAN management functions.
                   Conduct data system studies; prepare documentation and specifications for proposals.

EXPERIENCE         Am earning a reputation for my technical proficiency and knowledge while work-
                   ing for the State of New York:
                   SUPERVISORY COMPUTER SPECIALIST. New York, NY (1999-present). Supervise
                   four PC Technicians while handling multiple duties which relate to the maintenance and
                   operation of military computer systems.
                   • Apply technical skills while supervising and personally troubleshooting to the component
                       level, repairing, upgrading, and maintaining PCs.
                   • Install peripheral equipment and repair printers and notebooks; install software on
                       client systems using Windows NT Server.
                   • Assist in the design, installation, implementation, and administration of LANs (Local
                       Area Networks), personal computer systems, operating systems, and servers.
                   • Contributed to the success of unit Y2K compliance actions—analyzed 900 systems, made
                       decisions on what was needed to ensure compliance, and ordered approximately $500,000
                       worth of equipment needed for upgrades.
                   • Provide access to new users and assign them a security level which permits them to
                       access information and applications necessary to perform the functions of their job.
                   • Investigate reports of problems with hardware, software, and peripherals, then coordi-
                       nate repairs and ensure problems are resolved; provide daily support for services such
                       as printing, e-mail, system backups, disk and printer management, e-mail administra-
                       tion.

                   COMPUTER PROGRAMMER and SOFTWARE ANALYST. Belgium (1997-99). Was rec-
                   ognized as an “exemplary performer” and skilled technician for my expertise shown while
                   troubleshooting software problems in NATO software; upgraded nine computer systems.

PERSONAL           Am self disciplined and can be counted on to follow through and complete the job.

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                      Exact Name of Company
                      Address
                      City, State, Zip

COMPUTER TECHNICIAN   Dear Exact Name of Person (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):

                            With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my interest in ex-
                      ploring permanent employment opportunities with your organization.

                            Currently a Technician with Nortel through Manpower Services, I manage the
                      company’s enhanced network spares testing for the second shift. I am continuously
                      involved in testing, troubleshooting, and quality assurance as I test, troubleshoot, and
                      monitor finished packs utilizing system test procedures. I have become skilled in working
                      with documentation related to conducting testing according to company protocols.

                            During the past ten years while working in full-time jobs, I used my spare time to
                      gain knowledge and certifications related to the computer software and hardware field.
                      I am currently CompTIA A+ Certified and am working toward my Certified CISCO
                      Network Associate (CCNA) certification. With long-range plans to earn credentials
                      as a network engineer, one of my immediate goals is to obtain the Microsoft Certified
                      Systems Certificate (MCSE).

                            I recently completed an Associate of Science degree in Media Integration Technology,
                      and I took courses related to web site design and management, COBOL programming,
                      HTML, software selection and installation, and hardware installation and maintenance.
                      Prior to earning my college degree, I completed college training related to microcomputer
                      troubleshooting and repair as well as television, VCR, and camcorder repair.

                            Although I am comfortable working in technical environments which require strong
                      technical problem-solving skills, I also offer exceptional communication and manage-
                      ment abilities which have been refined in leadership positions. I can provide outstand-
                      ing personal and professional references.

                                                                                  Yours sincerely,




                                                                                  Rachel Clinton




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                   RACHEL CLINTON
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305  • preppub@aol.com •         (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________

OBJECTIVE          I want to contribute to the growth and profitability of a company that can use a versatile
                   professional with extensive knowledge related to the operations of computer hardware and
                   software along with strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.

EDUCATION          Completed with honors an Associate of Science degree in Media Integration Technol-
                   ogy, Western Technical Community College, 2000; completed this degree in my spare time
                   while excelling in my full-time job. Courses included these:
                   Advanced and Basic Video Concepts                Advanced and Basic Audio Integration
                   Programming and Logic                            Introduction to COBOL Programming
                   Introduction to HTML                             Hardware Installation and Maintenance
                   Software Selection and Installation              Web Site Design and Management
                   Multi-Media Presentation Software                Distance Learning & Video Conferencing
                   Completed Basic Microcomputer Troubleshooting and Repair; completed Advanced
                   Microcomputer Troubleshooting and Repair; and completed Television, VCR, and
                   Camcorder Repair, 1994.

CERTIFICATIONS Hold the following certification and am pursuing others:
               • CompTIA A+ certified, Advanced Technologies: June 2000.
               • Currently working toward Certified CISCO Network Associate (CCNA).
               • Am making plans to work toward the Microsoft Certified Systems Certificate (MCSE).

COMPUTERS          Knowledgeable of operating systems including DOS, WIN3.x, WIN 95, and WIN 98.
                   Familiar with programs for multi-media applications including Cool Edit for audio editing,
                   Adobe Premier 5.1 for video editing, FrontPage 2000 for web design and management, Excel
                   spreadsheets, Word, and PowerPoint.
                   Offer training/experience related to Networking Essentials, Windows NT server, Worksta-
                   tion.

EXPERIENCE         COMPUTER TECHNICIAN. Nortel, Charlotte, NC (2000-present). Manage the company’s
                   enhanced network spares testing for second shift; perform tests on finished packs utilizing
                   system test procedures.
                   • Monitor products during heat cycles; run store files and am involved in the process of
                       identifying failures. Test DMS 10/100 equipment per store files.
                   • Have become skilled in troubleshooting and quality assurance.
                   • Test, troubleshoot, and monitor spares.
                   • Have mastered the job of tester and have become skilled in duties performed by a
                       technician; work with technicians, senior technicians, and technical support specialists.
                   • Utilize multimeters to test voltage; cable and de-cable frames.
                   • Have become skilled in working with documentation related to conducting testing per
                       STPs, QOPs, and NTPs.
                   • Have become familiar with the LINUX and ISUS software used by Nortel; have become
                       knowledgeable of the system commands and utilities used in the testing process.

                   ELECTRONICS REPAIR TECHNICIAN. (1990-99). During the 1990s, pursued college-
                   level training related to software and hardware repair and was self-employed as a repair
                   technician for electronics equipment.

PERSONAL           Highly motivated individual. Excellent references on request. Excellent communication skills.



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                      Name of Company
                      Address (number and street)
                      Address (city, state, and zip)

ELECTRICAL ENGINEER   Dear Exact Name of Person: (or Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad.)

                           With the enclosed resume, I would like to express my interest in exploring em-
                      ployment opportunities with your organization.

                            As you will see, I am currently serving my country as Foreign Service Officer and
                      am building a track record of superior results and accomplishments while consistently being
                      handpicked for high-visibility managerial roles in telecommunications and automated
                      systems environments. In my present job as Signal Communications Manager, I have led a
                      team of 12 communications specialists to “no faults noted” ratings in four consecutive
                      high-level inspections. In this capacity, I provide oversight for automation architecture,
                      upgrades, and repairs.

                             I was handpicked for this job from a pool of well-qualified managers on the basis
                      of my accomplishments as manager of a 31-person department which provided unin-
                      terrupted signal communications support in real-world emergencies, during training, and in
                      day-to-day operations. For an organization with equipment valued more than $11 mil-
                      lion, I managed one of only three teams which passed a major inspection with no defi-
                      ciencies—on our first attempt.

                            In my first assignment as a Foreign Service Officer, I quickly earned advancement
                      ahead of my peers based on my strong skills while training, guiding, and mentoring 18
                      supervisors and 36 employees in a “node center.” Previously I earned a B.S. in Electri-
                      cal Engineering.

                            If you can use a creative and innovative young management professional with
                      strong experience in managing technical communications operations, I hope you will
                      contact me to suggest a time when we might meet to discuss your needs. I can provide
                      outstanding references at the appropriate time.

                                                                                  Sincerely,




                                                                                  Willie Horton




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                   WILLIE HORTON
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305  • preppub@aol.com •         (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________

OBJECTIVE          To contribute strong technical skills and managerial abilities to an organization that can
                   use an energetic, flexible, and talented professional who is excelling as a military officer.

EDUCATION          B.S., Electrical Engineering, Western California University, San Diego, CA, 1998.
& TRAINING         Completed programs in areas including management training and an EMT course.

EXPERIENCE         Am building a track record of success and advancement as a manager of technical
                   communications operations while consistently being handpicked for highly visible
                   managerial roles as a Foreign Service Officer:
                   SIGNAL COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER. San Diego, CA (2001-present). Was handpicked
                   from among a pool of managers in 17 sister companies to assume this role.
                   • Supervise and train a team of 12 communications specialists while overseeing automa-
                       tion architecture, upgrades, and repairs.
                   • Earned evaluation as providing “flawless” management for numerous training events
                       including a project in Panama.
                   • Earned “no faults noted” ratings during four consecutive high-level inspections includ-
                       ing one stating that communications operations evaluations were the “best on record.”

                   SIGNAL OPERATIONS MANAGER. Ft. Edwards, CA (2000-01). Managed a 31-person
                   Contingency Communications Package (CCP) with the mission of providing uninterrupted
                   signal communication support in real-world emergencies, during training, and in day-to-day
                   activities.
                   • Oversaw maintenance and operation of 20 vehicles, eight high-tech communications
                        systems, and six power generation units with a total value in excess of $11 million.
                   • Supported three geographically dispersed mission within one three-month period and
                        attained noteworthy results during each operation.
                   • Received an award for “meritorious achievements” while providing 100% reliable
                        communications support for a project which encompassed the entire U.S. east coast.
                   • Managed the only one of three teams which passed a joint U.S. Army-Air Force inspection
                        with no deficiencies—on the first attempt.
                   • Was credited with displaying exceptional organizational and planning skills during
                        preparations for a formal holiday ball for 550 people.
                   • Was selected to handle the duties of Information Systems Security Manager as well as
                        planning air transportation support for personnel and equipment.

                   COMMUNICATIONS AND AUTOMATION SERVICES MANAGER. Ft. Edwards, CA
                   (1998-99). Earned rapid advancement ahead of more senior managers from this position
                   based on my strong skills displayed while overseeing operation of a “node center” which
                   provided numerous airborne, medical, artillery, and infantry units with reliable support.
                   • Trained, guided, and acted as a mentor for 18 supervisors and 36 employees.
                   • Provided oversight for additional operational areas including information security and
                       physical security as well as crime prevention.
                   • Evaluated as “calm under high levels of stress,” managed training and exercises includ-
                       ing a training session where qualification with one specific type of equipment reached
                       the 300% level for a group of 176 participants who had previously scored 50%.

PERSONAL           In excellent physical condition, consistently earn maximum 300 scores during physical fitness
                   testing and have participated in several competitive 10-mile runs.



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                        Exact Name of Person
                        Exact Title
                        Exact Name of Company
                        Address
                        City, State, Zip

ELECTRONICS ENGINEER-   Dear Exact Name of Person (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):
         ING STUDENT
                             With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my versatile background
                        and technical abilities as well as my expertise in supervising and managing resources
                        for maximum effectiveness and productivity.

                               As you will see from my resume, I have served my country in the U.S. Air Force
                        and have acquired considerable knowledge related to electronics. Although I am highly
                        respected for my technical, leadership, managerial, and mechanical skills, I have made
                        the decision to leave military service and return to Texas where I grew up. I am seeking
                        full-time employment and will be pursuing a degree in Electronics Engineering from DeVry
                        Technical Institute in Irving in my spare time. I have received extensive military spon-
                        sored training in the specialized field of aerospace ground equipment maintenance and
                        repair while also completing programs in automated systems operations, quality aware-
                        ness, and leadership development. Prior to entering military service, I gained experi-
                        ence with security systems in two jobs which included installing automotive systems and
                        home security systems.

                               In my most recent job as a Maintenance Supervisor, I provided technical advice
                        and guidance while overseeing, scheduling, coordinating, and participating in the ac-
                        tivities of a 12-person team which inspected and performed maintenance on a $3.3 mil-
                        lion inventory of aerospace ground equipment used in support of 33 C-130 aircraft.
                        Consistently described as an innovative and resourceful professional, I have become
                        known for my top-notch skills as a troubleshooter. On many occasions, I saved government
                        funds and manhours by troubleshooting and completing repairs which solved problems
                        and reduced aircraft downtime for costly repairs and services.

                              If you can use a dependable, assertive, and creative professional who offers excellent
                        resource management and supervisory skills, I hope you will contact me soon to suggest a
                        time when we might meet to discuss your needs. I can assure you in advance that I can
                        provide outstanding references and could quickly become an asset to your organization.

                                                                                      Sincerely,




                                                                                      Richard White




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                   RICHARD WHITE
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305  • preppub@aol.com •         (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________

OBJECTIVE          To contribute to an organization in need of an innovative and assertive leader with expertise
                   in electronics technology and security systems along with a reputation as a meticulous and
                   detail-oriented professional with proven managerial and supervisory skills.

EDUCATION          Pursuing degree in Electronics Engineering in my spare time, DeVry Technical Insti-
                   tute,
& TRAINING         Irving, TX.
                   Received extensive military training in aerospace ground equipment maintenance and repair
                   as well as in automated systems, leadership development, and quality awareness programs.
                   Completed course work at Tarrant County Technical Community College, Ft. Worth, TX,
                   the University of Maryland, and a program in Fire Protection at Tarrant County Junior
                   College.
                   Graduated from West Hills High School, Fort Worth, TX, 1991.

EXPERIENCE         Advanced to manage and supervise aviation maintenance activities, U.S. Air Force:
                   MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR. Pope AFB, TX (2000-02). Provided technical advice and
                   expertise in troubleshooting while supervising and training a 12-person maintenance team
                   inspecting and performing major and minor maintenance on 375 pieces of aerospace ground
                   equipment (AGE) valued in excess of $3.3 million in support of 33 C-130 aircraft.
                   • Handled a wide range of actions which included planning and organizing maintenance
                       schedules, establishing production controls and standards, interpreting and implementing
                       directions, and making decisions on resource requirements and allocations.
                   • Utilized drawings, diagrams, schematics, and technical instructions while troubleshooting
                       and resolving problems.
                   • Polished my computer skills while processing parts requests using the Standard Base
                       Supply Systems (SBSS) and documenting discrepancies using the Core Automated Maintenance
                       and G081 systems.
                   • Officially cited as “very productive,” was instrumental in achieving an all-time high
                       aircraft availability rate of 97% for three consecutive months while personally completing
                       more than 40% of the maintenance tasks considered the most difficult and demanding.
                   • Applied knowledge of automated systems to design an inventory system which stream-
                       lined the process of tracking parts and significantly improved accountability.
                   • Honored as “Employee of the Month” on several occasions and officially described as
                       a superb performer, top-notch troubleshooter, and as extremely resourceful.

                   ELECTRONICS/AVIONICS SYSTEMS MECHANIC. England (1996-99). Quickly gained
                   respect for my self-motivation while applying technical and mechanical skills inspecting,
                   testing, modifying, maintaining, repairing, and delivering aerospace ground equipment.
                   • Gained knowledge of the electrical, hydraulic, environmental, and mechanical systems
                        which worked together to ensure the smooth operation of aircraft used worldwide.
                   • Was credited as a key factor in the unit receiving the highest possible ratings in a NATO
                        evaluation because of my “meticulous attention to detail” in ensuring that more than 50
                        pieces of equipment were prepared and delivered on time.
                   • Selected for a special project in Italy, replaced parts which had been taken for other
                        missions and brought equipment availability rate from a low of 49% up to 97%.
                   • Was cited as a key contributor in efforts which resulted in the U.S. Air Forces in
                        Europe Maintenance Effectiveness Award.

PERSONAL           Was entrusted with a Top Secret security clearance. Offer outstanding time and resource
                   management skills and an ability to motivate others to achieve 100% production levels.
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               Exact Title
               Exact Name of Company
               Address
               City, State, Zip

 ELECTRONICS   Dear Exact Name of Person (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):
MAINTENANCE
  SUPERVISOR         With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my background in
               electronic communications as well as of my related experience in support activities such
               as personnel training and supervision, budgeting, and records management.

                     Known for my ability to quickly absorb and then apply technical material, I ex-
               celled in more than 1,200 hours of advanced training with an emphasis on central switch-
               board repair, Mobile Subscriber Equipment (MSE) repair, and network planning hard-
               ware maintenance. I also completed college-level course work which resulted in certifi-
               cation in Telecommunications.

                     During my more than six years of experience in the National Security Agency, I
               have been promoted ahead of my peers and advanced to supervisory roles. In September
               1998, I was promoted to oversee the performance of 24 people as an Electronics Main-
               tenance Supervisor for signal communications equipment. In this job I oversee budget
               issues, train and supervise personnel, and control a $7 million repair parts inventory.

                      Earlier as a Shop Foreman, MSE Technician, and Switchboard Repair Technician, I
               continued to build my skills and base of knowledge. I was often requested by name to
               assist units going on field exercises or overseas missions because I could be counted on
               to find the ways to keep equipment operational no matter how difficult the conditions or
               how high the level of pressure.

                     If you can use an experienced, innovative, and dedicated electronic communications
               professional, I hope you will contact me to suggest a time when we might meet to dis-
               cuss your needs. I can assure you in advance that I could rapidly become an asset to
               your organization.

                                                                           Sincerely,




                                                                           Charles Stout




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                       CHARLES STOUT
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305          • preppub@aol.com •                 (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________
OBJECTIVE           To contribute my technical skills and knowledge of electronic communications systems for
                    the benefit of an organization that can use a resourceful, creative, and detail-oriented professional
                    accustomed to maintaining and servicing state-of-the-art systems.

EDUCATION              Certificate in Telecommunications, Baltimore Community College, Baltimore, MD, 1997.
& TRAINING             Excelled in more than 1,200 hours of specialized training which included:
                           29N Switching Central Repairer, 700 hours           DC Electronics, 120 hours

                           Enable, 40 hours
                           Mobile Subscriber Equipment (MSE) telephone central office repair, 312 hours
                           Network Planning Terminal (NPT) hardware maintenance course, 40 hours

KNOWLEDGE              Through training and experience, have become familiar with procedures and equipment
                       which include, but are not limited to, the following:
                       Configuring, troubleshooting, and activating communications networks using automated
                       tools, fault isolation and resolution, and proper documentation
                       Coordinating and performing maintenance activities, circuit activation, and hardware
                       installation and configuration
                       Applying knowledge of IP, frame relay, ATM, ISDN, E1, E3, STMA, routers, ATM switches,
                       terminal servers, dial-up networking technologies, and routing protocols
                       Operating and repairing equipment such as AN/TTC-41, 46, 47, and 48, AN/TTC-50 and 51,
                       SB-22, AN/TYQ-46, CV-4002/G, AN/GRC-224 (V), AN/TSQ-154, AN/TTC-39D, AN/TTC-39A,
                       commercial ESS equipment, NEP: SMART-T, SMU Switch, and START-T, TA-954.

EXPERIENCE             Advanced ahead of my peers to supervisory role with the National Security Agency, Washington,
                       DC:
                       ELECTRONICS MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR. (1998-present). Was promoted in
                       September 1998 to supervise 24 people including five more-junior supervisors while providing
                       direct support maintenance for signal communications equipment to include a repair parts
                       inventory valued in excess of $7 million.
                       • Oversee the Microwave Systems Repair & Maintenance, Network Switching Systems,
                           and Communications Security/Radio Repair Sections while ensuring high standards of
                           customer service and technical support; manage budgetary issues.

                       SHOP FOREMAN, MOBILE SUBSCRIBER EQUIPMENT SYSTEMS. (1998). Supervised
                       and participated in maintenance and repair of sophisticated telecommunications equipment.

                       SUPERVISORY MSE TECHNICIAN AND MAINTAINER. (1993-97). Supervised four
                       people while installing, operating, and maintaining MSE systems as well as maintaining
                       and controlling more than $1 million worth of test equipment and repair parts.
                       • Trained personnel in the employment and operation of equipment as well as handling
                           administrative duties related to scheduling work and keeping supply and inventory
                           logs.
                       • Graduated from a professional leadership course and became qualified to supervise.
                       • Installed equipment in field locations and was often requested by name to cross train
                           personnel and provide expertise during field exercises and overseas missions.

                       CENTRAL SWITCHBOARD REPAIR TECHNICIAN. (1992-93). Performed direct and
                       general support maintenance on switching equipment, wire systems, and interface equipment.

PERSONAL               Outstanding personal and professional references on request.

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               Title or Position
               Name of Company
               Address (number and street)
               Address (city, state, and zip)

 ELECTRONICS   Dear Exact Name of Person: (or Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad.)
MANAGEMENT
   GRADUATE           With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my interest in
               becoming part of your teaching faculty and make you aware of my strong qualifications.

                         As you will see from my resume, I offer extensive experience in formal classroom
               instruction. While serving in the U.S. Army, I was specially selected to become an in-
               structor at the U.S. Army Signal School. In classrooms of varying sizes, I trained both
               entry-level and advanced students in repair and maintenance techniques related to elec-
               tronics and computer equipment. In consultation with 12 other instructors, I worked as
               part of a “teaching team” and was frequently consulted by other instructors because of my
               reputation as “the resident expert” on all communications and electronics equipment.

                    Prior to becoming an instructor, I was a respected bench repairman, field service
               technician, and shop supervisor.

                     In other previous experience, I refined my communication skills while excelling
               as a Recruiter and Managing Recruiter. I received numerous awards for exceeding sales
               quotas in terms of the quantity and quality of individuals recruited, and I continu-
               ously worked with junior recruiters to help them refine their skills in time manage-
               ment. In the process of preparing and delivering dozens of speeches at high schools and
               community events, I became a skilled public speaker.

                     My career interest now lies in the area of teaching and training others, and I can
               assure you that I have a knack for “translating” complex concepts into language which
               is understandable by newcomers to the field. I can assure you that I also have a gift for
               motivating others.

                    If you can use a reliable and experienced professional to join your teaching staff, I
               hope you will call or write me to suggest a time when we might meet in person to discuss
               your needs. Thank you in advance for your time.



                                                                  Sincerely,



                                                                  William Duff




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                   WILLIAM DUFF
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305  • preppub@aol.com •         (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________



OBJECTIVE          To contribute to an organization that can benefit from my extensive experience in teaching
                   and training others, as well as my technical expertise related to electronics and avionics.



EDUCATION          Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics Management, Alfred University at Alfred,
                   NY, 1996; graduated cum laude, with a 3.6 cumulative GPA.
                   • Courses included Optical Electronics, Systems Design and Development, Industrial
                       Safety, Advanced Electronics, and Navigation/Communication Systems.
                   Completed extensive U.S. Army training including Air Traffic Control Equipment Repair
                   Course and Aircraft Navigation and Stabilization Equipment Repair Course.



EXPERIENCE         INSTRUCTOR & SUPERVISING INSTRUCTOR. U.S. Army Signal School, Ft. Sill, OK
                   (1998-01). Because of my vast technical knowledge and outstanding communication skills,
                   was selected to train both entry-level and advanced students at the famed U.S. Army Signal
                   School; supervised other instructors.
                   • Taught air traffic control equipment maintenance, repair, and operation.
                   • Developed and implemented lesson plans which became known for their clarity; became
                       skilled in translating technical and abstract concepts into understandable language.
                   • Learned how to tailor lesson plans to the varying skill and proficiency levels of my
                       students.
                   • In consultation with up to 12 other instructors, worked as part of a “teaching team” and
                       was frequently consulted by other instructors because of my reputation as the “resident
                       expert” on the technical capabilities of all equipment.
                   • Trained individuals to utilize schematics and diagrams in diagnosing malfunctions and
                       in performing repairs “by the book.”
                   • Worked with organizations in field environments to evaluate the proficiency of students
                       we had trained; then used those field assessments to refine and revise our lesson plans.
                   • Trained dozens of students in tasks including reading schematic diagrams, analyzing
                       circuits, and troubleshooting analog and digital equipment.

                   RECRUITER & TERRITORY MANAGER. U.S. Army, Memphis, TN (1994-99). Refined
                   my ability to motivate and persuade while marketing the advantages of a military career to
                   high school students; received numerous awards for exceeding sales quotas in terms of the
                   numbers of recruits and in terms of the quality of the individuals recruited.

                   Other experience: In prior Army experience, worked as a bench repairman, field service
                   technician, and shop supervisor. Installed avionics equipment at airfields throughout the
                   country. Played a key role in installing the first terminal VOR at the largest U.S. military
                   base. Became a highly respected troubleshooter and trained numerous individuals to use
                   technical manuals to diagnose malfunctions.



PERSONAL            Can provide outstanding references. Held Secret security clearance. Highly effective at
                     motivating and coaching others. Enjoy the process of developing junior professionals.




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ELECTRONICS   Dear Sir or Madam:
     REPAIR
 TECHNICIAN         I would appreciate an opportunity to talk with you soon about how I could con-
              tribute to your organization through my technical expertise as well as my attention-to-
              detail, troubleshooting, and analytical problem-solving skills.

                    As you will see from my resume, I have skills and abilities that would make me a
              valuable employee. While working as a Field Radio Repair Technician, Vehicle Safety
              Inspector, Technical Inspector, and Communications Instructor, I excelled in a track
              record of promotion to increasing responsibilities with Black & Decker.

                    My extensive technical training has included a Solid State Electronics Course,
              Basic and Advanced Injection Molding, Material Handling, machine operations, train-
              ing as a Radio Repairman, and other training.

                   I feel certain that you would find me to be a hard-working and reliable professional
              who prides myself on doing any job to the best of my ability.

                   I hope you will call or write me soon to suggest a time convenient for us to meet
              and discuss your current and future needs and how I might serve them. Thank you in
              advance for your time.

                                                                         Sincerely yours,




                                                                         Mark Goodman




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             MARK GOODMAN
             1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305       •    preppub@aol.com      •      (910) 483-6611


OBJECTIVE    To benefit an organization that can use a talented electronics technician who offers excep-
             tional attention to detail and analytical problem-solving skills.

EXPERIENCE   ELECTRONICS REPAIR TECHNICIAN & ELECTRICIAN’S HELPER. Eastern TV &
             Stereo, New York, NY (1998-present). Repair televisions, VCRs, and stereos using various
             test equipment; also work as an Electrician’s Helper.

             Gained valuable hands-on technical and supervisory skills while working for Black & Decker:
             FIELD RADIO REPAIR TECHNICIAN (1990-98). Repaired, maintained, and tested all
             AM/FM equipment including power supplies, tools, jewelers, electronics equipment, and
             hand tools; performed final inspection on all equipment leaving the shop.
             • Trained personnel in operating, repairing, maintaining, and testing all AM/FM equip-
                 ment including power supplies.
             • Received an award for 0% of jobs being returned to the shop for malfunctions.
             • Reduced backlog down to nearly 0%.

             COMMUNICATIONS SUPERVISOR (1995-97). Advised and made recommendations on
             operations and maintenance; maintained, tested, and repaired communications equipment.
             • Ensured that, during all field exercises, the communications operations met standards.
             • Oversaw $50,000 in equipment.
             • As Unit Morale Representative, ensured that morale throughout the unit was at its
                 highest level, organized unit functions, and recommended methods of increasing participa-
                 tion.
             • As Vehicle Safety Inspector, performed detailed vehicle safety inspections by strict
                 guidelines; informed executives on the status of vehicles; provided assistance in the
                 repair of vehicles to ensure they passed inspection.
             • As Technical Inspector, inspected out-dated radio equipment turned in for
                 replacement for newer models; kept supervisors informed; trained personnel in proper
                 inspection procedures.
             • Supervised employees during the inspection process.

             COMMUNICATIONS INSTRUCTOR (1994-95). Taught operation and repair of AM/FM
             equipment and power supplies; provided training/supervision on uploading communications
             security in the new FM radio; maintained unit cohesiveness in the area of unit communica-
             tions.

             SHOP FOREMAN (1994). Ensured that all equipment was properly maintained according
             to regulated standards; accurately recorded all broken equipment and ensured maintenance
             was completed; kept executives abreast on weekly status of equipment.

EDUCATION    Solid State Electronics Course (240 hours), Forest Hills Community Technical College, 1997.
             Completed Basic Injection Molding 1-5 and Advanced Injection Molding 1-6; was trained in
             Material Handling, machine operations, inventory control, and supervisory techniques.
             Completed ANGRC-193 four-week course, Caison, NY, 1991.
             Completed comprehensive six-month Field Radio Repair Course, Caison, NY, 1990.

TECHNICAL    Can install/operate/maintain/troubleshoot/repair digital multimeters, frequency counters, signal
SKILLS       generators, oscilloscopes, ANGRM-114 and -114B test sets, watt meters, various hand tools,
             and AM/FM radios. Proficient in troubleshooting systems housed in various shelters.



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               Raytheon
               P.O. Box 6056
               Greenville, TX 75403
               Attn: Mr. Smith

 ELECTRONICS   Dear Mr. Smith:
TECHNOLOGY
     STUDENT         With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my knowledge of and
               education in communications and fiber optic technology, and to express my strong in-
               terest in offering my skills to your company. I recently spoke with a former Raytheon
               employee, Mr. Lonzo G. Bustos, and he recommended that I forward my resume to your
               attention.

                     As you will see, I have just completed my Associate’s Degree in Electronics Technology.
               My major area of concentration was Communications and Fiber Optics. I have worked
               with fiber optics previously while employed by Quanta Systems on a contract job in
               which we installed optical module boxes and fiber optic cable along a 5-mile perimeter.

                     Though my previous work experience is not as highly technical in nature, I think
               you will see that I have proven myself to be a hard-working and reliable employee as well
               as a capable supervisor. Most of the jobs shown on my resume were jobs I held while
               simultaneously completing courses toward my A.S. degree. Now that I have finished my
               degree, I am anxious to utilize my knowledge of communications and fiber optics tech-
               nology. My strong work ethic, education, and technical know-how would be an asset to
               your organization.

                     If you can use a highly motivated, intelligent young communications and fiber
               optics professional, I hope you will contact me to suggest a convenient time when we
               might meet to discuss your present and future needs, and how I might meet them.



                                                                             Sincerely,




                                                                             Pete Dawkins




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                   PETE DAWKINS
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305  • preppub@aol.com •         (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________


OBJECTIVE          To benefit an organization that can use a motivated young professional with a strong desire
                   to utilize his knowledge and education in communications and fiber optic technology.

EDUCATION          Associate of Applied Science Degree in Electronics Technology; majored in Commu-
                   nications/Fiber Optics, Pennsylvania College of Technology, 2000.
                   • Excelled in a variety of state-of-the art communications courses, including the follow-
                       ing:
                       Microprocessor Interfacing                         Analog Communications
                       Microprocessor Applications                        Digital Communications
                       Network Installation & Maintenance                 Microwave Communications
                       Network Maintenance Lab                            Optical Communications

EXPERIENCE         ASSISTANT MANAGER. Freshest Ever, Baltimore, MD (1999-present). Support the man-
                   ager in the operation of this busy oriental food market and restaurant.
                   • Supervise up to 8 employees.
                   • Responsible for register till balancing and closing reports, as well as cash register operation
                       and customer service.
                   • Perform all aspects of food preparation, including prep, deep fry, and grill cooking.
                   • Stock and shelve the market area, insuring full and attractive displays.

                   CARPENTER’S ASSISTANT. Ken’s Services, Baltimore, MD (1997-99). Carried out various
                   remodeling assignments while pursuing my degree.
                   • Assisted in the construction phase of remodeling projects.
                   • Performed framing and finish construction, including the installation of floor systems,
                      window and door headers, roofing systems, etc.
                   • Operated circular saws, reciprocating saws, drills, and other power tools.
                   • Responsible for material handling; job required some heavy lifting and carrying of
                      construction supplies.

                   ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN. Quanta Systems, Gaithersburg, MD (1997). Worked under
                   a certified electronic technician with Quanta Systems on a contract job.
                   • Assembled optical module boxes for long-distance fiber relays.
                   • Installed optical modules boxes and fiber optic cable along the fence line of a 5-mile
                       perimeter.

                   PRODUCTION WORKER. Sterman Masser’s, Baltimore, MD (1996). Worked on the as-
                   sembly line of this busy produce company.
                   • Operated the production line, packaging potatoes for shipment.
                   • Maintained and repaired assembly line machinery.

                   GROUNDS LABORER. Simmons Army Airfield, Fort Bragg, NC (1996). While in high
                   school, performed grounds keeping and landscaping duties during the summer.
                   • Operated various power landscaping equipment.
                   • Conducted routine maintenance and minor repairs of machinery.

PERSONAL           Known as a reliable, hard-working employee who is willing to take on additional responsibil-
                   ity. Excellent personal and professional references are available.




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                        Exact Name of Person
                        Exact Title
                        Exact Name of Company
                        Address
                        City, State, Zip

FIBER OPTICS INSTRUC-   Dear Exact Name of Person: (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):
                  TOR
                             With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my exceptional
                        technical skills as well as my strong background as a highly skilled information sys-
                        tems professional.

                              As you will see from my resume, I have earned a Master of Science in Computer
                        Systems Engineering, graduating summa cum laude with a cumulative GPA of 3.9. I
                        have further augmented my education with numerous technical courses, including
                        Lifespan 2000/2012 fiber optics systems, Novell NetWare Systems Administrator 4.0
                        (LAN), and Microsoft courses in Network Essentials, NT Server & Workstation, Ex-
                        change . SQL, SMS, and TCP/IP. In addition, I have extensive military training in the
                        telecommunications field including courses in Mobile Subscriber Equipment and Tacti-
                        cal Satellite/Microwave Systems.

                              Recently I have excelled as a Fiber Optics Instructor, traveling worldwide to pro-
                        vide corporate training and technical support in installation, troubleshooting, maintenance,
                        and configuration of ACCESS family fiber optic systems to customers worldwide which
                        include Sprint, MCI, AT&T, and others. In previous positions, I have designed and
                        implemented corporate Wide Area Networks and managed an ISDN technical support
                        center for GTE, providing technical assistance with modem and terminal adapter con-
                        figurations including Frame Relay, T1, and T-3 systems.

                               You will also see from my resume that I was Project Manager for the implementation
                        of a $500 million Novell LAN and provided training, supervision, and oversight for GTE-
                        Mobile Subscriber Equipment training as well as authoring a number of training materi-
                        als for Army leadership development and management courses.

                             If you can use a highly skilled information telecommunications and information
                        systems professional, I hope you will welcome my call soon when I try to arrange a brief
                        meeting to discuss your goals and how my background might serve your needs. I can
                        provide outstanding references at the appropriate time.

                                                                                     Sincerely,




                                                                                     Steven Hutt




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                STEVEN HUTT
 _______________1110˚ Hay _____ Fayetteville, ___28305___• __preppub@aol.com __• _____________
                _______ ______________ __ ____ _ ____________ _                      ___ ______
_______________________Street,__________NC___________ __________________(910)_483-6611

OBJECTIVE         To contribute exceptionally strong technical aptitude and education to an organization that
                  can use a skilled manager, trainer, and hands-on information systems/communications professional.

EDUCATION         Master of Science in Computer Systems Engineering, Dalton College, Dalton, GA,
                  2000; graduated summa cum laude, with a 3.9 cumulative GPA.
                  Bachelor of Science in Business Management, University of Maryland, College, Park, 1996.

TECHNICAL         Completed technical training in the following areas: Litespan 2000/2012 fiber optics systems, 2001;
SKILLS            Microsoft Network Essentials, NT Server & Workstation , Exchange , SQL, SMS, and TCP/
                  IP; Novell NetWare Systems Administrator 4.0 (LAN), 1997; Signal Operations Advanced
                  Course, 1995; Mobile Communications Course (GTE), 1995; and Tactical Satellite/Microwave
                  Systems Operator Course.

EXPERIENCE        FIBER OPTICS INSTRUCTOR. Alcatel USA, Dallas, TX (2001-present). Travel world-
                  wide providing corporate training in installation, troubleshooting, maintenance, and
                  configuration of fiber optics systems within the ACCESS family using Lifespan 2000/
                  2012; interface with ISDN, ADSL, DS1, and DS3 configurations.
                  • Perform training and support services while working closely with corporate accounts
                      which include Bell South, Sprint, MCI, AT&T, Southwestern Bell, and U.S. West.

                  NETWORK DEVELOPER & MANAGER. ARIS Corporation, Dallas, TX (2000-01).
                  Planned, analyzed, and implemented corporate wide area networks, applying extensive knowl-
                  edge of various network engineering tools in the creation of custom systems to provide ap-
                  propriate information management solutions for each client company.
                  • Implemented the installation of Exchange Server 5.0 while heavily involved in the Texas
                      rollout for the U.S. Government; worked on a Site Server project in Houston, Texas.
                  • Traveled to Washington, DC to provide support to a six-week intensive training course
                      for students seeking the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer certification.

                  ISDN GROUP MANAGER. Prime Internet Solutions, Irving, TX (1999-00). Supervised
                  more than 50 technical support representatives, advising them on matters related to
                  networking systems and configurations under OS/2, Windows NT2000, DOS and Macintosh
                  operating systems; ensured customer satisfaction while representing GTE in a supervisory role.
                  • Directed technical support providing assistance with configuring modems and terminal
                      adapters including Frame Relay and T1 & T3 configurations; worked extensively with
                      TCP/IP, Netbeui, IPX/SPX, and PPTP configurations.

                  TECHNICAL SUPPORT REPRESENTATIVE. Stream International, Dallas, TX (1998-
                  99). Provided technical support to CompuServe customers and colleagues, improving the
                  productivity of the department by maintaining the highest level of product knowledge.

                  NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR. Ft. Leavenworth, KS (1992-98). Was the principle supervi-
                  sor and technical advisor on a $500 million government project, personally receiving bids for
                  the installation of a Novell Local Area Network (LAN).
                  • Served as Operations Manager for the Department of Defense Source Selection Evalua-
                       tion Board; was personally accountable for more than $300,000 in equipment.
                  • Troubleshot, maintained, repaired, and upgraded computer systems to include installing
                       hardware, software, and peripherals to local and wide area network servers and worksta-
                       tions.

PERSONAL          Excellent personal and professional references on request.
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                       Exact Name of Person
                       Exact Title
                       Exact Name of Company
                       Address
                       City, State, Zip

FORCED ENTRY SWITCH    Dear Exact Name of Person (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):
  SECTION SUPERVISOR
                            With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my background in
                       supervising technical communications operations and of my accomplishments in training,
                       guiding, and motivating personnel to work together to exceed goals and expectations.

                             As you will see from my resume, I have built a reputation as a talented, positive,
                       and articulate professional while consistently excelling in positions usually reserved for
                       higher ranking and more experienced personnel. Although I am being aggressively re-
                       cruited to remain with my current employer and assured of continued advancement to
                       positions of higher responsibility, I am selectively exploring opportunities with leading
                       companies.

                             I have had the opportunity to be involved in the fielding of new equipment and
                       integration of new systems into the military’s inventory. I helped field the Mobile Sub-
                       scriber Equipment (MSE) as it was first introduced. I also helped field the SINCGARS
                       (Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System) and participated in all upgrades
                       to that system which have occurred over the last 10 years. A quick learner who easily
                       masters new technology, I have developed and conducted classes which have trained
                       others on new systems, including a class which allowed 680 people to develop knowl-
                       edge of SINCGARS system operations.

                              With exceptional time management skills and high levels of self-motivation and
                       initiative, I have completed 40 semester hours of college credit in pursuit of a bachelor’s
                       degree in my spare time. Proficient with UNIX-based systems using Sun software, I
                       offer expertise related to Cisco routers, packet switching, the dismounted Line-Of-Sight
                       transmission system, COMSEC, forced entry switches, and fiber optics.

                             If you can use an experienced and technically proficient professional who has con-
                       sistently been recognized as a reliable and honest individual, I hope you will contact me
                       soon to suggest a time when we might meet to discuss your needs. I can assure you in
                       advance that I can provide outstanding references and could quickly become an asset to
                       your organization.

                                                                                    Sincerely,



                                                                                    Doug Kenna




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                   DOUG KENNA
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305  • preppub@aol.com •         (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________

OBJECTIVE          To offer my exceptional supervisory and technical telecommunications skills to an organiza-
                   tion that can benefit from my decision-making, motivational, and instructional abilities as
                   well as my reputation as a versatile and creative professional.

EDUCATION,         Have completed 40 semester hours of college credit in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree.
TRAINING,          Received training in leadership and instructional techniques as well as technical training in
& TECHNICAL        hazardous materials handling, combat life saving, and the following:
EXPERTISE               Cisco routers/fiber optics – General Dynamics       ESOP switch upgrades — GTE
                        SINCGARS radio upgrade (Single Channel Ground and Airborne System)
                   Supervise, install, maintain, and operate the Mobile Subscriber Equipment switch
                   into an integrated network system and am proficient with UNIX-based systems using Sun
                   software, Cisco routers, packet switching, COMSEC (communications security), Line-Of-
                   Sight (LOS) transmission systems, remote access units, node center switches, LAN, and
                   forced entry switches.

EXPERIENCE         With DynaTel, Inc., a leading government contractor, have been handpicked for
                   positions usually held by more senior professionals, and have been in the fore-
                   front of the development and integration of some of the most advanced telecom-
                   munications equipment:
                   FORCED ENTRY SWITCH SECTION SUPERVISOR. San Diego, CA (2000-present).
                   Supervise a 10-person team of cable repair, switch, and transmission operators while con-
                   trolling a $23.8 million equipment inventory.
                   • Received several awards including recognition for exceptional results during several
                        training exercises and Humanitarian Service Medals for efforts during hurricane relief
                        activities.
                   • Supervise and personally install and operate Line-Of-Sight (LOS) multichannel radio
                        terminals, extension switches, and generator sets.
                   • In 2000, have developed classes designed to teach the unit’s 680 people how to use the
                        SINCGARS system after attending a training program for system instructors.
                   • Because of my instruction, the battalion has experienced no problems in using the new
                        menu-driven SINCGARS (ASIP) system during its last three field exercises.
                   • Simultaneously excelling in meeting or exceeding quotas, have become skilled in sales
                        as Internal Corporate Recruiter and, in March 2000, was at 166% of my quarterly goal,
                        the highest percentage in the organization.

                   TELECOMMUNICATIONS TEAM CHIEF. Washington, DC (1995-99). Promoted ahead
                   of my peers to supervise five people, managed equipment valued in excess of $3 million.
                   • Achieved a perfect safety record for personnel and equipment during the first-ever para-
                       chute drop of the unique dismounted LOS transmission system.

                   TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS TEAM CHIEF. England (1993-95). Was the honor graduate
                   of a 220-student international management course during a period when I supervised a $1.2
                   million, three-person LOS team and a $2 million, two-person remote access team.

                   TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS OPERATOR AND MAINTAINER. Belgium (1992-93). Re-
                   ceived 30 weeks of hands-on and classroom training and became qualified in the operation of
                   the Mobile Subscriber Equipment (MSE) and contributed during fielding of this system.

PERSONAL           Have been awarded numerous cash bonuses and certificates for exceptional performance.


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                  Exact Name of Person
                  Exact Title
                  Exact Name of Company
                  Address
                  City, State, Zip

HARDWARE REPAIR   Dear Exact Name of Person: (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):
     SPECIALIST
                        With the enclosed resume, I would like to introduce you to my considerable tech-
                  nical and mechanical skills as well as my reputation as a highly self-motivated and
                  results-oriented young professional.

                        As you will see from my resume, I am working for McDonnell Douglas Aircraft
                  Corporation and have earned the respect of superiors and peers for my ability to quickly
                  learn and master new procedures and equipment. Currently assigned as an Aircraft
                  Instrumentation and Telemetry System Technician, I was nominated for early promo-
                  tion based on my job knowledge and leadership. I have been credited with playing a
                  major role in the success of a unit which has won numerous honors including the
                  governor’s award for “Quality in the Workplace,” a high-level maintenance effective-
                  ness award, and an “Outstanding Unit Award.”

                        Selected for special projects and teams, I have participated in the development of
                  aircraft modifications and earned recognition from the Undersecretary of Defense and
                  the McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Corporation for my efforts. One of my special projects
                  was applying technical expertise to complete modifications on cockpit cameras.

                        If you can use a self starter with excellent electronics and mechanical skills along
                  with the ability to work independently or as a contributor to team efforts, I hope you
                  will welcome my call soon when I try to arrange a brief meeting to discuss your goals
                  and how my background might serve your needs. I can provide outstanding references
                  at the appropriate time.

                                                                              Sincerely,




                                                                              Michael Irvin

                          Alternate Last Paragraph:
                          I hope you will write or call me soon to suggest a time when we might meet to
                  discuss your needs and goals and how my background might serve them. I can provide
                  outstanding references at the appropriate time.




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                   MICHAEL IRVIN
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305  • preppub@aol.com •         (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________

OBJECTIVE          To offer well-developed electronics, troubleshooting, and mechanical skills to an organiza-
                   tion that can use a quick learner who produces results while working independently or as
                   a contributor to team efforts.

TECHNICAL          Ability to troubleshoot and repair to the component level electronic, mechanical, and electro-
KNOWLEDGE          mechanical devices with analog and digital circuitry.
                   Operate test equipment including:
                       oscilloscope DMM hand-held bus monitor power meter TRD spectrum analyzer
                   Offer additional skills in calibration, controlling COMSEC (communications security),
                   DECOMM programming (converting bit stream into words and frames), and repairing and
                   maintaining the Advanced Airborne Test Instrumentation System.

EXPERIENCE         INSTRUMENTATION AND TELEMETRY SYSTEM TECHNICIAN. McDonnell Douglas
                   Aircraft Corporation, San Diego, CA (1994-present). Cited for my technical knowledge and
                   take-charge attitude, have advanced to perform maintenance, calibration, and operation as
                   well as prelaunch and recovery checks on the instrumentation systems of 12 flight test cen-
                   ter F-15 aircraft.
                   • Was cited as a key reason the air base was the winner of the California Governor’s
                        “Golden State Quality Award for Quality in the Workplace.”
                   • Applied my technical expertise in a special project to modify two cockpit cameras in
                        order to provide real-time worldwide video coverage during the re-enactment of super-
                        sonic flight accomplishments.
                   • Have made direct contributions to the success of search-and-rescue flights for downed
                        pilots by installing, operating, and maintaining Global Positioning Tracking Systems in
                        25 helicopters used by a joint services search-and-rescue test program.
                   • Interpret electrical and mechanical engineering schematics and drawings while install-
                        ing and modifying complex instrumentation systems.
                   • Made contributions which led to the unit winning both a major maintenance effectiveness
                        award and the “Outstanding Unit Award” in 1996.
                   • Developed expert knowledge of modifications to the aircraft’s Visually Coupled Acquisition
                        Targeting System which led to my selection as the instrumentation technician assigned
                        to accompany the aircraft to other test locations worldwide.
                   • Nominated for early promotion ahead of my peers, was described in an official evalua-
                        tion as possessing “the most job knowledge and leadership qualities” despite being the
                        junior member of the team.
                   • Received a Letter of Commendation from the Undersecretary of Defense for my
                        contributions to the success of the joint search-and-rescue team.
                   • Was acknowledged by McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Corporation for my contributions
                        and service during a radar update test program.
                   • Volunteer in community activities which include sponsoring a child in the Special Olympics
                        and serving as a role model for members of my church’s youth programs.

                   Highlights of earlier civilian experience:
                   As a Field Representative, had extensive public contact while inspecting buildings before
                   and after demolition projects, Premier Engineering, Philadelphia, PA, 1992-94.

PERSONAL           Was entrusted with a Secret security clearance. Earned a Joint Service Achievement Medal
                   for “meritorious achievements” during a training exercise.



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                      Exact Name of Person
                      Exact Title
                      Exact Name of Company
                      Address
                      City, State, Zip

MICROSOFT CERTIFIED   Dear Exact Name of Person: (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):
     PROFESSIONAL
                            With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my background as
                      an experienced network manager with extensive training and exceptional technical skills
                      related to local and wide area network maintenance. I am skilled in areas including
                      but not limited to hardware upgrading, maintenance, and repair as well as software
                      installation and configuration.

                            As you will see from my resume, I have excelled in technical training programs
                      which included courses on Introduction to LAN “Network Essentials,” Microsoft TCP/
                      IP, and Windows NT Server 4.0.

                            I have supplemented this formal training with extensive hands-on experience in
                      set-up, maintenance, and administration of Local and Wide Area Networks using Win-
                      dows, Windows NT2000 Server, and TCP/IP. Other training was related to Exchange
                      Server, Enterprise, and numerous other network and workstation applications. In addi-
                      tion, my comprehensive knowledge of hardware upgrading, maintenance, configura-
                      tion, and repair has been tested in challenging situations both in office and field envi-
                      ronments.

                            After completing two years of college coursework, I am pursuing completion of a
                      Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems (MIS) in my spare time. I am
                      also currently preparing to take the six-test battery of examinations leading to certifica-
                      tion as a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer.

                            If you can use a highly skilled information systems professional with exceptional
                      technical skills in hardware, software, and network administration, I hope you will
                      welcome my call soon when I try to arrange a brief meeting to discuss your goals and
                      how my background might serve your needs. I can provide outstanding references at
                      the appropriate time.
                                                                                Sincerely,



                                                                                  John Tessler




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                   JOHN TESSLER
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305  • preppub@aol.com •         (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________
OBJECTIVE          To contribute to an organization that can benefit from my technical expertise and extensive
                   training as well as my background of experience in network management.

EDUCATION,     Pursuing Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems (MIS) in my
               spare
TRAINING, &    time; have completed approximately two years of course work at two colleges.
CERTIFICATIONS Excelled in training technical training in the following areas:
                    Introduction to LAN “Network Essentials”             Microsoft TCP/IP
                    Hands-on Windows NT                                  Windows NT Server 4.0
                    Microsoft PowerPoint                                 Harvard Graphics for Windows
               Through training and experience, have become familiar with and knowledgeable of net-
               work management from bulletin board systems, to peer-to-peer networks, to a 250-user
               network.
               Am skilled in client and server hardware/software system configuration and troubleshoot-
               ing:
               Operating systems: Windows NT2000 Server, Windows NT Workstation, and TCP/IP
               Administration: Windows NT2000 Server, Exchange Server and Enterprise, TCP/IP, and
               Internet Information Server
               Applications: Microsoft Office, FrontPage, Outlook, Internet Explorer, and FTP Explorer
               Currently preparing to take the battery of tests leading to Certification as a Microsoft
               Certified Systems Engineer.

EXPERIENCE         Have earned a reputation as a technically proficient young professional, General
                   Dynamics Company:
                   AUTOMATION MANAGEMENT OFFICE SECTION SUPERVISOR. Philadelphia, PA
                   (2000-present). Administer both local and wide area networks valued in excess of $250,000
                   while supervising eight people and managing the operations of secure e-mail and web server
                   systems as an Information Systems Analyst.
                   • Have served as the Senior Network Administrator for an NT network which ser-
                       vices approximately 250 users.
                   • Load and configure user systems for a LAN using Windows NT2000 Workstation , TCP/
                       IP, Internet Explorer , and Microsoft Outlook .
                   • Determine equipment and software needs; supervise user system configurations.
                   • Was a key contributor during the conversion to Windows NT2000 from a peer-to-peer system.
                   • Received a cash bonus for my performance in supervising the operation of the Automation
                       Help Desk during an international project.
                   • Was praised in writing for my strong customer service skills in diagnosing and resolving
                       problems as the only mid-level manager in the JCCC Automation Support Branch.
                   • As a junior manager selected for a job usually reserved for a senior manager, was praised
                       for “performing flawlessly” and for “accepting any challenge placed before her.”

                   INFORMATION SYSTEMS ANALYST and TEAM LEADER. Baltimore, MD (1996-00).
                   Provided leadership for six people while applying my technical knowledge upgrading, maintain-
                   ing, repairing, and installing new hardware and peripherals including hard drives, sound
                   cards, video cards, memory, and modems.
                   • Converted a 250-system network from Windows 3.11 to Windows 95 and then to
                        Windows NT while also assisting with 1,500 systems with their upgrades.
                   • Installed a variety of software applications as well as troubleshooting and resolving
                        conflicts with hardware and software; supervised help desks locally and while de-
                        ployed in support of missions; ensured uninterrupted LAN service support for 75 users.

PERSONAL           Entrusted with a Secret security clearance with Top Secret pending.
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                      Exact Name of Person
                      Exact Title
                      Exact Name of Company
                      Address
                      City, State, Zip

MICROSOFT CERTIFIED   Dear Exact Name of Person (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):
     PROFESSIONAL
                            With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my interest in ex-
                      ploring employment opportunities with your organization. After completing nearly 10
                      years of distinguished federal service—and although I was strongly encouraged to re-
                      main in the Department of Defense—I have decided to resign and I am relocating to
                      your area. I am seeking employment in the private sector.

                            In spite of a hectic schedule which involved frequent travel for training projects
                      and worldwide missions, I completed nearly two years of college course work while
                      excelling in my full-time positions. Most recently, I have completed courses at a Microsoft
                      Certified Education Center, and I am in the process of obtaining my Microsoft Certified
                      System Engineer (MCSE). On my own initiative, I recently structured a local area com-
                      puter network which enabled my company to economize on scarce resources by effi-
                      ciently sharing data and peripherals. I offer knowledge of computer operations and com-
                      puter network systems.

                            After beginning federal service, I was quickly identified as a leader and promoted
                      ahead of my peers. I excelled in supervisory roles in engineering and other organizations,
                      and the numerous awards I received praised my ability to mentor junior employees
                      and inspire them to excel. I flawlessly maintained accountability of up to $500,000 in
                      assets and was noted for my “aggressive emphasis on maintenance and safety.”

                            My troubleshooting and problem-solving skills are strong, and I have applied them
                      in reducing maintenance backlogs as well as in organizing and managing special projects
                      designed to improve the technical skills of employees. I am highly proactive in seeking
                      out opportunities for self-improvement and for advancement of my skills and knowl-
                      edge.

                           If you can use a highly motivated self-starter with unlimited personal initiative, I
                      hope you will contact me to suggest a time when we might discuss your needs. I can
                      provide excellent references.

                                                                                  Yours sincerely,




                                                                                  Kenny Stevens




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                   KENNY STEVENS
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305  • preppub@aol.com •         (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________


OBJECTIVE          To benefit an organization that can use a highly motivated young professional with knowledge
                   of computer operations and computer network systems along with exceptional problem-solv-
                   ing ability, communication skills, and management experience.

LANGUAGES          Fluently speak, read, and write Spanish; read and understand some Portuguese and Ger-
                   man.

EDUCATION          Completed two years of coursework toward Bachelor’s degree, University of Maryland and
                   North Central Institute; am finishing degree in spare time.
                   Completed these courses at Microsoft Certified Education Center, Annapolis, MD:
                   • 922 Supporting Microsoft Windows, NT 4.0 Core Technologies
                   • 578 Networking Essentials
                   • 803 Administrating Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
                   Am studying to obtain my Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE).
                   Completed extensive training sponsored by the U.S. Army related to management, engineering,
                   supply administration, and other areas.

COMPUTERS          Skilled in utilizing Microsoft software including PowerPoint, Excel, Access, other software.

EXPERIENCE          GENERAL MANAGER. Department of Defense (DoD), Ft. West, WA (2001-present). Was
                   selected over nine other middle managers to assume this leadership position which placed
                   me in charge of a nine-person section and $300,000 in equipment serving a 99-person
                   organization.
                   • Was praised in writing for “maintaining outstanding rapport with co-workers.”
                   • Because of my leadership and strong personal initiative, was strongly encouraged to
                        remain in military service and assured of continued rapid promotion ahead of my peers.
                   • Structured a local area computer network which enabled the sharing of data and peripher-
                        als.

                   OPERATIONS MANAGER. DoD, Ft. Huachuca, AZ (2000-01). In two separate companies,
                   was selected as a “Squad Leader” in charge of training and supervising an 8-person engineer-
                   ing organization while directing the use, maintenance, and accountability of up to $360,000
                   in assets.
                   • Was commended in writing for my “aggressive emphasis on maintenance and safety.”
                   • Won a medal for my “focus on training and continued effort to mentor junior leaders.”

                   COMMUNICATIONS CHIEF & INFORMATION SECURITY NCO. DoD, Ft. Polk, LA
                   (1999-00). Maintained accountability of communications equipment worth $250,000 while
                   managing three employees; managed communications assets during a special assignment.

                   PROJECT MANAGER. DoD, Ft. Polk, LA (1998-99). While managing eight employees,
                   provided respected advice to senior managers on matters related to the optimum utilization
                   of vehicles, trailers, tool sets, and specialized clothing; prepared employees to work in Bosnia.

                   Highlights of other DoD experience (1991-98): Began as a Combat Engineer Crewman,
                   and was evaluated as “setting the standard” for others; advanced into supervisory positions
                   ahead of my peers. In one position as a First-Line Supervisor, established an innovative
                   training plan and maintained 100% accountability of demolition equipment.

PERSONAL           Excellent references. Recipient of 10 awards for exceptional performance.
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MICROSOFT CERTIFIED   Dear Sir or Madam:
  SYSTEMS ENGINEER
                            With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my interest in ex-
                      ploring employment opportunities with your organization and introduce you to my back-
                      ground and credentials related to your business.

                            As you will see from my resume, I have recently earned my Microsoft Certified
                      Systems Engineer (MCSE) and Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) through
                      coursework from Internet Technologies (I.T.). I am seeking my first full-time job in the
                      internet technology field. I plan to continue my technical education in my spare time at
                      night and on weekends so that I can acquire other certifications which will be beneficial
                      to my employer.

                            I feel that I have much to offer a company, even though I am only 19 years old. I
                      have worked since I was 13, and I have demonstrated my ability to rapidly master any
                      new technical task. While working in part-time and then in full-time positions with
                      Premier Builders since 2000, I have mastered many complex technical trades activities.
                      I have become a skilled carpenter and framer, and I have worked in nearly all areas of
                      the construction industry on projects related to residential construction. I have earned
                      a reputation as a highly reliable hard worker who knows how to produce high-quality
                      results under tight deadlines. I have earned respect for my natural mechanical abilities
                      and problem-solving skills, and since childhood I have been operating, maintaining, and
                      repairing farm equipment such as tractors, bush hogs, and bailers.

                            A highly artistic individual with natural talents related to drawing, I am certain I
                      could apply that flair for creativity within a technical company aiming for maximum
                      customer appeal.

                            I hope you will contact me to suggest a time when we could meet in person to
                      discuss suitable employment opportunities with your firm. I can provide excellent refer-
                      ences. Thank you.

                                                                                  Yours sincerely,




                                                                                  Anthony Hopkins




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                    ANTHONY HOPKINS
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305  • preppub@aol.com •         (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________

OBJECTIVE           To contribute to the growth and profitability of a company that can use a computer profes-
                    sional who offers MCSE and MCP certifications along with formal training related to net-
                    work engineering and systems networking activities.

EDUCATION           Professional: Completed extensive coursework from Internet Technology (I.T.), Burns, KY,
                    2001, related to troubleshooting, repairing, and installing programs as well as the Windows
                    NT, 95, and 98 operating systems.
                    College: Completed numerous courses at Burns Technical Community College.

COMPUTER       Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP),
CERTIFICATIONS December 2001.
               Coursework included:
               • 922 Supporting Microsoft Windows, NT 4.0 Core Technologies
               • 936 Implementing and Supporting Microsoft, Internet Information Server 4.0 (IIS)
               • 688 Internetworking Microsoft TCP/IP, Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
               • 578 Networking Essentials
               • 689 Supporting Microsoft NT Server, Enterprise Technologies
               • 803 Administrating, Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
               Am making plans to obtain further certifications including certifications related to CISCO,
               Linux, web design, and other areas related to information technology.

EXPERIENCE          NETWORK ENGINEERING STUDENT. Internet Technologies (I.T.), Burns, KY (2001).
                    Completed an intensive professional program which equipped me with the knowledge to
                    obtain my MCSE and MCP.
                    • In a classroom environment, worked on simulated networking activities, and gained
                        hands-on experience in most aspects of network administration; set up a local area
                        network (LAN) and a wide area network (WAN).

                    SKILLED CARPENTER, FRAMER, & CONSTRUCTION WORKER. Premier Build-
                    ers, Burns, KY (2000-01).
                    Began working for this company part-time when I was in high school, and became employed
                    full-time after graduation; have worked on various projects for this company which is a
                    home development company.
                    • Have learned the nuts and bolts of the construction business as I worked on projects
                         building homes and framing houses.
                    • Gained a reputation as a punctual, reliable individual who could be counted on.
                    • Learned to produce high-quality results under tight deadlines.
                    • Became skilled at installing appliances including microwaves, dishwashers, and ranges;
                         learned framing skills which I applied in building fences and decks; performed masonry
                         and concrete work.
                    • Operated and worked on farm machinery including tractors, bush hogs, and bailers.

STRENGTHS           Possess natural artistic abilities which could be useful in web design. Also offer a friendly,
                    polite personality along with a proven ability to work effectively with others.

PERSONAL            Highly motivated hard worker who seeks a position in an internet technology (IT) company
                    which will permit me to work with a team of dedicated professionals. Excellent references.




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                                Exact Name of Person
                                Title or Position
                                Name of Company
                                Address (number and street)
                                Address (city, state, and zip)

        MANAGEMENT              Dear Exact Name of Person: (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad.)
 INFORMATION SYSTEMS
                 (MIS)                With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my considerable
       VICE PRESIDENT           background in the management of information systems and in the development of state-
                                of-the-art software and business applications.
      This Vice President of
  Management Information              As you will see from my resume, I was recruited in 1994 by a fast-growing corpo-
    Systems gets calls from     ration experiencing rapid expansion to oversee the design and implementation of its
 recruiters all the time, but   MIS activities at 80 store locations. I was promoted to Vice President of Management
  if he makes a change, he      Information Systems in the process of making major contributions to efficiency, pro-
   wants it to be for a truly   ductivity, and profitability. We have replaced store computers with a Windows-based
  superior job in a superior    system that reduced manual record keeping and since then I have been designing the
    location. He is trying to   implementation of the second phase of this reengineering project. We are also develop-
think strategically about his   ing an intranet for stores, supervisors, and other office personnel, and I have personally
 career and decide whether      designed and conducted training and support for all job levels, from top executives, to
he should move to another       store management, to entry-level employees.
applications environment or
       to a software design           In my prior position, I was promoted in a track record of advancement with a
    environment, where he       company which developed software products for the telecommunications industry. During
    would be at the leading     that time I transformed a failing operation which was losing money into an efficient and
        edge of technology.     profitable business while reengineering a product which became the industry’s #1 seller.

                                     My software knowledge is vast, as you will also see from my resume, and I offer
                                recent experience with C++ as well as Intranet and HTML.

                                      I can provide outstanding personal and professional references at the appropriate
                                time, and I can assure you in advance that I have a reputation for building and maintaining
                                effective working relationships with people at all organizational levels. If my skills,
                                experience, and talents interest you, please contact me. Thank you in advance for your
                                professional courtesies.

                                                                                            Sincerely,




                                                                                            Robert Schniepp




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             ROBERT SCHNIEPP
             1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305 • preppub@aol.com • (910) 483-
6611


OBJECTIVE    To offer my creative problem-solving approach and experience in management information
             systems design and implementation to a company that needs a resourceful expert with highly
             refined supervisory and communication skills.

EXPERIENCE   VICE PRESIDENT OF MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS (MIS). Stop Fast
             Convenience Stores, Lawrence, KS (1994-present). Was recruited by this fast-growing
             corporation which employs more than 500 people and operates 80 stores grossing over $150
             million annually to analyze its current MIS structure and to design MIS systems which
             would be compatible with strategic goals and accommodate continued rapid growth.
             • Began with the company as MIS Manager and was promoted to VP, MIS.
             • In 1994 determined that the company’s current computer system consisting of an IBM S/36
                  and store PCs would not facilitate the company’s objectives; implemented Novell
                  Network on a UNIX system for corporate accounting.
             • Performed extensive research on systems and networks available; selected potential
                  vendors and negotiated the final contract.
             • Functioned as co-developer of the implementation strategy with the software vendor in
                  order to reduce standard implementation time by 32%.
             • Replaced store computers with a Windows-based system that reduced manual record
                  keeping by store managers while providing for daily transmittal of sales, purchases,
                  cash, and inventory levels to corporate office.
             • Have designed the implementation of the second phase of this reengineering project,
                  integrating the gas console, fuel tanks, credit cards, money orders, time clock, and cash
                  registers: this system has resulted in increased store manager time for managing while
                  reducing the number of errors made at the store-level and transmitted to the corporate
                  host system.
             • Am developing an intranet for stores, supervisors, and other office personnel to utilize
                  for faster communication and more efficient decision making.

             DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT. Carbon Industries, Inc., Tampa, FL (1989-94). Was
             promoted to oversee product development related to software for telecommunications
             companies; stepped into a situation where we were losing customers and sales because of
             poor product design and delivery.
             • Transformed a failing operation which was losing money and customers into an effi-
                 cient and profitable business which enjoyed four years of steady growth; the product I
                 reengineered is now the #1 product in its industry.
             • Managed a budget of $1.2 million and a development staff of 25 programmers.

             VICE-PRESIDENT OF DEVELOPMENT. Kaypro Systems and Analysis, Inc.,
             Jacksonville, FL (1982-89). For a company providing custom software for home health care
             companies, was responsible for the analysis, design, programming, testing, and support of
             all products; managed 15 programmers and testers.

SKILLS       Software: Visual Basic, Visual C++, C, Progress, Informix, Access, Pascal, COBOL,
             Micro-Focus COBOL, AcuCOBOL, Assembler, Basic, Fortran, Intranet, HTML
             Hardware: HP, Data General AViiONs, IBM RS6000, NCR Tower, NCR 3000 series, Data
             General MV series, IBM S/36, IBM-PC compatibles
             Operating Systems: Literate in most operating systems, with extensive experience in Windows
             95, Windows NT, Novell, Windows, UNIX, AIX, HP/UX, DG/UX, XENIX, AOS/VS, MVS, DOS

EDUCATION    Beacon University, Beacon, SC, B.S. in Computer Science, cum laude, 1982.


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                       Exact Name of Person
                       Title or Position
                       Name of Company
   MOBILE SUBSCRIBER   Address (number and street)
EQUIPMENT TEAM CHIEF   Address (city, state, and zip)

                       Dear Exact Name of Person: (or Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad.)

                             With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my considerable
                       experience related to the installation of Mobile Subscriber Equipment (MSE), Line of
                       Sight (LOS) radio systems, and radio communications networks.

                             Currently holding a Secret security clearance, I have qualified for a Top Secret
                       security clearance but never was required to hold the TS clearance in any of my jobs.
                       While working in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), I rapidly excelled as Line
                       of Sight Radio Systems Operator and was promoted to Team Chief because of my technical
                       knowledge and management skills. Most recently I have excelled as a MSE Transmission
                       Team Chief. In my current position, I function essentially as a Field Technician and
                       manage up to five people.

                             On numerous occasions, I have been selected to assist agencies including the Drug
                       Enforcement Agency (DEA), the Border Patrol, and the Coast Guard in projects which
                       involved installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting radio communications equipment.

                             If you can use a dedicated professional whose technical skills and personal qualities
                       could enhance your goals, I hope you will contact me to suggest a time when we could
                       meet. I can provide outstanding personal and professional references at the appropriate
                       time. Thank you in advance for your time.



                                                                                   Sincerely,




                                                                                   Dawn Hollander




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                   DAWN HOLLANDER
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305  • preppub@aol.com •         (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________

OBJECTIVE          I want to contribute to an organization that can use an experienced young professional with
                   extensive skills related to technical communications systems installation, operation,
                   maintenance, and management along with proven supervisory and management abilities.

EDUCATION          Completed extensive training sponsored by the Federal Bureau of Investigation related to:
                        network switching         wire systems installation and operation
                        computer operations       switchboard programming, maintenance, and interfacing
                   Graduated from Mobile Subscriber Equipment (MSE) Transmission System Operator Course.
                   Vehicles: Graduated from Drivers Training Schools; certified to operate most engineering
                        equipment; familiar with operation of winch trucks, front loaders, cable reel trucks, and
                        cable trailers.
                   Equipment: Skilled in installing, operating, and maintaining equipment including:
                        Site Radio Terminal                        AN/TCC-90                  Diesel Generators
                        5KW generator set PU-758
                        Single Channel Tactical Satellite Radios: MST-20; PSC-3, 5; LST-5C; URC 101, 110
                        High Frequency Radios PRC-104, 113         Communications Secure (COMSEC) equip-
                   ment
                   Pursuing Bachelor of Science degree; have completed 23 credit hours, Bowie State Univer-
                   sity, Bowie, MD; will complete degree in my spare time.

CLEARANCE          Qualified for Top Secret security clearance, but positions I held never required the TS.

EXPERIENCE         MOBILE SUBSCRIBER EQUIPMENT (MSE) TEAM CHIEF. Federal Bureau of Investiga-
                   tion (FBI), Washington, DC (2000-present). While operating in the role of Field Techni-
                   cian, manage up to five junior MSE Technicians while serving as Team Chief for a unit
                   which provided MSE communications and secure satellite radio communications.
                   • Account for equipment valued at more than $1 million.
                   • Provided MSE team leadership in field situations during numerous training projects in
                        remote locations; played a key role in restoring communications in the aftermath of
                        Hurricane Buxter and during other humanitarian relief projects.
                   • Have earned a reputation as a resourceful troubleshooter and problem solver.

                   LINE OF SIGHT TRANSMISSION SYSTEM TEAM CHIEF. Federal Bureau of Investiga-
                   tion, Belgium (1991-99). As a Line of Sight Radio Systems Operator, quickly distinguished
                   myself for my technical troubleshooting abilities as well as my management potential, and
                   was promoted to Team Chief.
                   • Managed teams of people while supervising the installation, operation, and maintenance
                        of Line of Sight (LOS) radio systems, single-channel tactical satellite radio systems,
                        Mobile Subscriber Equipment (MSE), and radio communication networks.
                   • Received an award which cited my initiative, leadership, and professional abilities.
                   • As a highly motivated member and Team Chief of specialized 12-person teams, pro-
                        vided outstanding communications for more than 20 training projects.
                   • Was selected to work with numerous agencies and organizations in installing and troubleshoot-
                        ing communications systems; worked with the Border Patrol, the Drug Enforcement
                        Agency (DEA), and the Coast Guard on projects related to installing single-channel
                        tactical satellite (TACSAT) support for their field agents.
                   • Traveled to Mexico, Honduras, Panama, Haiti, and the Caribbean to assist in special
                        projects related to troubleshooting communications equipment and installing equipment.
·
PERSONAL           Can provide outstanding personal and professional references.

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                       Exact Name of Person
                       Exact Title
                       Exact Name of Company
                       Address
                       City, State, Zip

       MULTICHANNEL    Dear Exact Name of Person (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):
TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS
          SUPERVISOR         With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my experience, train-
                       ing, and skills related to the areas of telecommunications, fiber optics, and cellular com-
                       munications.

                             As you will see from my resume, I have received licenses or certifications in areas
                       of technical expertise with Fiber Optics: OSP, Digital Group Modems and Mast, and
                       GTE Multichannel Transmissions. Trained in splicing and installing fiber optics cable,
                       I offer abilities related to the operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of multi-
                       channel radios, digital group modems, UHF and SHF radios, and antennas.

                              During my four years of employment with GTE Dynamics, I have worked at loca-
                       tions worldwide, and I quickly advanced to a supervisory job overseeing up to eight
                       people. While earning a reputation as a technically skilled and knowledgeable young
                       professional, I made contributions which impacted on the effectiveness of maintenance
                       activities. I excelled in responsibilities which included making regular preventive maintenance
                       checks, supervising telecommunications specialists, and personally operating and main-
                       taining equipment.

                             If you can use a fast learner with strong technical skills and a reputation as one
                       who can be counted on to get the job done right and on time, I hope you will contact me
                       soon to suggest a time when we might meet to discuss your needs. I can assure you in
                       advance that I can provide outstanding references and could quickly become an asset to
                       your organization.

                                                                                   Sincerely,



                                                                                   Grace Mayweather

                             Alternate last paragraph:
                             If you can use a fast learner with strong technical skills and a reputation as one
                       who can be counted on to get the job done right and on time, I hope you will welcome my
                       call soon to briefly discuss my qualifications and how I might contribute to your
                       organization’s continued growth and success. I can assure you in advance that I can
                       provide outstanding references and could quickly become an asset to your organization.




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                    GRACE MAYWEATHER
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305  • preppub@aol.com •         (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________

OBJECTIVE           To offer technical skills and knowledge of telecommunications and cellular communications
                    to an organization that can use a quick learner who is effective both as a contributor to team
                    efforts and while working independently.

EDUCATION           Completed community college programs in fiber optics and OSP and splicing, Central Washing-
                    ton
& TRAINING          Community College, Seattle, WA.
                    Excelled in technical and leadership courses which included:
                    • Laguna Industries Digital Group Multiplexer System–operations, troubleshooting, and
                        erecting antennas
                    • GTE Government Systems Corporation–multichannel transmission systems operations
                        and troubleshooting

TECHNICAL           Offer ability to operate, maintain, and troubleshoot operator-level telecommunications
SKILLS              equipment:
                    multichannel radios        digital group modems     UHF and SHF radios      antenna
                    Am trained and skilled in splicing and installing fiber optics cable.

LICENSES &     Have been licensed/certified in the following technical areas of expertise:
CERTIFICATIONS Fiber Optics: OSP – 1999
               Digital Group Modems and Mast – 1999
               Multichannel Transmissions (GTE) – 1996

EXPERIENCE          MULTICHANNEL TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS SUPERVISOR AND OPERATOR. GTE
                    Dynamics, Seattle, WA (1997-present). Advanced to supervise and train teams of as many
                    as eight telecommunications specialists while troubleshooting and operating state-of-the-
                    art systems.
                    • Emphasized the necessity for regular preventive maintenance and weekly checks of
                         equipment which reduced the need for replacements of costly equipment and saved
                         government funds.
                    • Cited for my ability to work in close cooperation with others, developed a leadership
                         style which resulted in my selection for this supervisory role ahead of my peers.
                    • Supervised personnel operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting equipment while person-
                         ally handling two sets of equipment in separate communications shelters.
                    • Operated as many as four radios and line-of-sight antennas.
                    • Performed maintenance checks on additional support equipment and trucks.
                    • Quickly earned a reputation as a fast learner with strong technical abilities and a
                         willingness to give my time to learn new things and help others.
                    • Received Certificates of Appreciation for my contributions in numerous volunteer activities
                         including Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity, and Samaritan’s Purse.
                    • Was cited by a general officer for “meritorious achievement” while providing “outstanding
                         support” for a large-scale task force training exercise.

                    Highlights of additional experience: Refined time management abilities as a Head Wait-
                    ress where the emphasis was on customer service.

PERSONAL            Was entrusted with a Secret security clearance. Feel that one of my greatest strengths is
                    getting the job done right and on time. Offer skills in budgeting and planning.



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                   Exact Name of Person
                   Exact Title
                   Exact Name of Company
                   Address
                   City, State, Zip

MULTIMODE SYSTEM   Dear Exact Name of Person (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):
       OPERATOR
                         With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my interest in ex-
                   ploring employment opportunities with your organization.

                          As you will see from my resume, I have served my country with distinction in the
                   Central Intelligence Agency. In my current position as a Multimode System Operator
                   with the CIA, I have been rated as “absolutely superior in all areas” and commended for
                   “unparalleled work ethic and dedication to goals” while operating a computerized con-
                   sole in a highly classified environment. I have volunteered my time extensively to com-
                   munity projects, and I was proud to play a role in winning the “best team” rating in the
                   Pacific. In an earlier job as a Satellite Systems Technician at the Air Intelligence Agency’s
                   largest field site in Misawa, Japan, I was commended in writing as “superb operator” and
                   was praised for exhibiting “great initiative, attention to detail, and leadership.”

                         I hold one of the nation’s highest security clearances: Top Secret/Sensitive Com-
                   partmented Information (TS/SCI). I offer a proven ability to excel in training, and I was
                   named Honor Graduate from the six-month Communications Signals Collection/Pro-
                   cessing Course.

                          I am highly proactive in seeking out opportunities for self-improvement and for
                   advancement of my skills and knowledge. I am currently completing courses in se-
                   quence at the World Technology Education Center which will lead to the Microsoft Cer-
                   tified System Engineer (MSCE) certification as well as the Cisco Certified Network
                   Associate (CCNA) certification. Currently I am receiving training with UNIX through
                   the National Security Agency.

                         Although I have been strongly encouraged to remain in military service and as-
                   sured of continuous rapid promotion, I have decided to leave the military and seek
                   opportunities in the civilian workplace. If you can use my versatile talents and skills, as
                   well as my reputation for strong personal initiative, I hope you will contact me to sug-
                   gest a time when we might discuss your needs. I can provide excellent references.

                                                                                 Yours sincerely,




                                                                                 Johnathon Little




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                   JOHNATHON LITTLE
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305  • preppub@aol.com •         (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________
OBJECTIVE          To benefit an organization that can use a highly motivated young professional with knowledge
                   of satellite and communication systems engineering, state-of-the-art training related to UNIX,
                   along with a background related to intelligence analysis and production.

CLEARANCE          Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) security clearance/NSA polygraph.

EDUCATION          Completed 15 semester hours of college course work in General Studies, University of Mary-
                   land, Ft. Meade, MD; am finishing degree in my spare time.
                   Honor Graduate of the six-month Communications Signals Collection/Processing Course,
                   Central Intelligence Agency, Goodfellow Air Force Base.
                   Currently completing courses in sequence at the World Technology Education Center,
                   Washington, DC, which will lead to the following certifications:
                   • Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE)
                   • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
                   Graduated from Taegu American High School, Korea, 2000; active in community service
                   projects. Participated in diving, swimming, basketball, football, and track; member of ROTC.

COMPUTERS          Knowledgeable with UNIX through course work sponsored by the National Security Agency.
                   Skilled in utilizing Microsoft software as well as TriTeal; knowledgeable of specialized soft-
                   ware applications used for intelligence collection and analysis.

EXPERIENCE           MULTIMODE SYSTEM OPERATOR. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Washington,
                   DC
                   (2001-present). Have been rated as “absolutely superior in all areas” and commended
                   for
                   “unparalleled work ethic and dedication to goals” while working in a classified envi-
                   ronment for the CIA and FBI.
                   • Use unique receivers and electronic components to receive data; scan frequency spec-
                       trum; tune receivers; monitor/copy international Morse Code; operate a computerized
                       console.
                   • Have become known for my critical thinking skills while rendering spot analyses.
                   • With a reputation as a dedicated team player, have volunteered in my free time to help
                       the community; played a role in winning the “best team” rating in the Pacific.
                   • Proactive in seeking self-improvement; completed college course in Fundamentals of
                       Oral Communication and courses related to computer security and property accountability.

                   SATELLITE SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN. CIA, Greystone Cryptologic Operations Center,
                   Greystone, England (1997-2000). At the Greystone Cryptologic Operations Center (one of
                   the world’s largest field sites), operated a complex multimillion-dollar computer-based monitor-
                   ing, analysis, and reporting system; performed intricate signal parametric measurements
                   and identified techniques.
                   • Coordinated with other agencies involved in processing, monitoring, and reporting data
                        to ensure accurate inputs to Department of Defense agencies.
                   • Was commended in writing as a “superb operator” and for exhibiting “great initia-
                        tive, attention to detail, and leadership.” Facilitated the efficient use of limited
                        resources.
                   • Processed and reported one of three high-priority entity events.
                   • Assisted in the training and development of three operators; all certified ahead of schedule.

PERSONAL           Excellent references. Confident of my ability to take on any technical subject and rapidly
                   gain expert knowledge. Extremely self-motivated and focused individual.

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                  Title or Position
                  Name of Company
                  Address (number and street)
                  Address (city, state, and zip)

NETWORK ANALYST   Dear Exact Name of Person: (or Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad.)

                       With the enclosed resume, I would like to express my interest in exploring em-
                  ployment opportunities with your organization.

                        As you will see, I offer expertise as a network and telecommunications analyst,
                  manager, and administrator as well as in management information systems and Wide
                  and Local Area Networks (WANs and LANs). Presently the Network and Tele-
                  communications Analyst for a medical center, I ensure connectivity, compatibility, and
                  performance of a network of 60 servers which provide computer access to more than
                  3,000 hospital employees. Among my contributions while providing this vital support
                  has been a project to upgrade the time and attendance system and to troubleshoot this
                  system to ensure it functions properly. In another project, I implemented an ATM
                  backbone to over 30 different closets within the medical center.

                        Earlier as a Network Manager and LAN Administrator for another area hospital, I
                  assisted in the design and implementation of a project to convert an unmanaged ethernet
                  to an managed switched ethernet network running on a fiber optics backbone. My contri-
                  butions to the success of this project included installing and setting up the first remote
                  connections, performing system backups, providing disk and printer management as well as e-
                  mail administration, and monitoring system security and performance.

                        Earlier I gained valuable experience in the computer field in experience as a Hard-
                  ware Specialist, Minicomputer System Operator, Network Technician, and Systems Ana-
                  lyst. For one organization in Germany, I expertly handled the details of disposing of and
                  replacing 75% of outdated and obsolete equipment in a position usually reserved for a
                  more experienced professional.

                        If you can use a creative, innovative professional who offers special skills in man-
                  aging and troubleshooting automated systems, I hope you will contact me to suggest a
                  time when we might meet to discuss your needs. I can provide outstanding references at
                  the appropriate time.

                                                                              Sincerely,




                                                                              Charles Folkart




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                   CHARLES FOLKART
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305  • preppub@aol.com •         (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________

OBJECTIVE          To benefit an organization that can use a Network/Telecommunications Analyst, Manager,
                   and Administrator with excellent communication skills who offers a background in Manage-
                   ment Information Systems as well as Wide Area and Local Area Networks.

EDUCATION          Earned certification as a Computer/Machine Operator from Maryland Community College.
   &               Completed numerous training courses with Bay Networks and American Research
                   Group
TRAINING           authorized training centers, including the following:
                   • Optivity 6.x for Windows, HP Openview for Windows, Introduction to Network Manage-
                       ment, Understanding Computer Networks, Network Troubleshooting, Microsoft Office,
                       Internet seminars, and Meditech Operating System and Networks.
                   Completed the Novell Administrator course at Meade Community College.
                   Extensive training in Microsoft Word for Windows, WordPerfect, and applications software.

EXPERIENCE         NETWORK & TELECOMMUNICATIONS ANALYST. Meade Medical Center, Meade, MD
                   (2001-present). Provide network and telecommunications support, ensuring connectivity, com-
                   patibility, and performance of all components of a network of 60 servers providing com-
                   puter access to more than 3000 hospital employees.
                   • Managed the network and perform troubleshooting of network problems for more than
                       3,000 users on hospital local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN) sites, and
                       remote access users; installed and configured hubs, switches, routers, and CSU/DSUs.
                   • Replaced clock peripherals for the Kronos Time and Attendance System, troubleshoot-
                       ing in order to ensure the IP clocks functioned properly under the upgraded software.
                   • Implemented an ATM backbone to over 30 different closets within the main Medical
                       Center; installed Bay Network 1600 core switches and BCNs.
                   • Resolve networking issues with imaging system and manage the servers that it runs on.

                   NETWORK MANAGER & LAN ADMINISTRATOR. Columbus County Hospital,
                   Whiteville, GA (1999-01). Served as project leader and senior network analyst, converting
                   the hospital’s computer system from an unmanaged ethernet to a managed switched ethernet
                   network running on a fiber optic backbone.
                   • Assisted in design, implementation, and administration of LANs (local area networks),
                        personal computer systems, operating systems, and servers; installed and maintained
                        applications. Provided access to new users, assigning them appropriate security levels.
                   • Installed and set up the first remote connections providing access to the hospital’s net-
                        work.
                   • Performed system backups, disk and printer management, e-mail administration, and
                        monitored system security and performance.

                   HARDWARE SPECIALIST. Priory Community Hospital, Houston, TX (1997-98). Selected
                   for a position usually held by a more experienced professional, achieved error-free control
                   over issuing and receipt of a $70,000 inventory of computer equipment while training and
                   supervising technicians.
                   • Disposed of and replaced 75% of the organization’s outdated, obsolete equipment.

                   MINICOMPUTER SYSTEM OPERATOR. Mayfield Hospital, Mayfield, VA (1995-97). In-
                   stalled, operated, and performed unit-level maintenance for a multi-user information sys-
                   tem; controlled input/output data and handled bulk data storage operations.

                   NETWORK TECHNICIAN and SYSTEMS ANALYST. Family Burn Center, Philadel-
                   phia, PA (1992-94). Learned procedures for connecting networks and troubleshooting.
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                   Title or Position
                   Name of Company
                   Address (number and street)
                   Address (city, state, and zip)

NETWORK ENGINEER   Dear Exact Name of Person: (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad.)

                        With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my interest in utiliz-
                   ing my background in computer science and my interest in customer service for the
                   benefit of your organization.

                         As you will see from my resume, I am a Certified Novell Administrator and a
                   Microsoft Certified Professional for NT 4.0 Workstation, and I hold an Associate’s de-
                   gree in Computer Applications and Programming as well as a B.S. in Computer Science
                   and Information Management Systems. I am an experienced Network Engineer.

                          Although I am excelling in my current position and can provide outstanding refer-
                   ences at the appropriate time, I am seeking to utilize my technical expertise in an envi-
                   ronment where I can also interact with customers and/or users on a more frequent
                   basis. My naturally outgoing personality and strong communication skills would make
                   me very effective in any position which required interaction with others, and I would
                   enjoy an opportunity to develop and maintain strong working relationships as part of my
                   job. I offer a proven ability to translate complex technical concepts into language which
                   can be comprehended by non-technical individuals, and I believe my technical expertise
                   would be best utilized in an environment which required extensive human interaction.

                         If you feel that my expertise in network engineering, design, administration, and
                   troubleshooting could be useful to you, I hope you will contact me to suggest a time
                   when we could meet to discuss your needs. I certainly appreciate your time and consideration,
                   and I am confident that I could make valuable contributions to your long-range goals.

                                                                                   Yours sincerely,




                                                                                   John Lasak




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                   JOHN LASAK
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305  • preppub@aol.com •         (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________

OBJECTIVE          To benefit an organization that can use an articulate, experienced Network Engineer and
                   PC/LAN Specialist with exceptional communication and organizational skills, who offers a
                   background in network engineering, design, administration, and troubleshooting, as well as
                   technical support and customer service.

EDUCATION          Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science/Information Management Systems,
                   University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 1998.
                   Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer Applications/Programming, Heald
                   Business College, Rancho Cordova, CA, 1994.
                   Completed numerous training courses supplemental to my degree program including:
                   • Microsoft TCP/IP internetworking for Windows NT 4.0.
                   • Microsoft NT 4.0 Core Technology for NT 4.0 Server.
                   • Kronos System Operator for Windows, System Administrator for Windows, and TKC
                       Windows Configuration I.
                   • IT Security/Advanced NT Security for Windows NT 4.0.
                   • Microsoft Exchange Server 5.0.
                   • Microsoft NT 3.51 for NT 3.51 Server.

CERTIFICATIONS      Microsoft Certified Professional for NT 4.0 Workstation, Certified Novell Administrator.

EXPERIENCE         With Presidio Health Systems, have advanced in the following “track record” of increasing
                   responsibilities for this large regional medical center:
                   2001-present: NETWORK ENGINEER. Jacksonville, FL. Provide local area network set-
                   up, administration, security, and support for 60 network servers providing computer access
                   to more than 3000 hospital employees.
                   • Serve as Security Administrator for the hospital’s computer network, controlling the
                       access of more than 3,000 employees to the hospital’s 40 Novell Netware 3.12 servers
                       and 20 Windows NT 4.0 servers.
                   • Assisted in the design, installation, implementation, and administration of all LANs
                       (Local Area Networks), personal computer systems, operating systems, and servers;
                       install and maintain applications on the LAN.
                   • Provide access to new users, assigning them a security level that permits them to access
                       information and applications necessary to perform the functions of their job.
                   • Investigate any reported hardware, software, network, and peripheral problems.
                   • Personally responsible for the installation of the Novell Netware 3.12 server running
                       the Kronos Time and Attendance application; the upgrade for this application, a three-
                       month process which included replacement of all peripherals and training of end users.
                   • Installed Carelink to a Netware server; this call center application allows nurses to
                       provide the community with general medical assistance and information.

                   1996-99: PC/LAN SPECIALIST I. Jacksonville, FL. Installed, upgraded, and maintained
                   software applications on the LAN, managing user access privileges and security rights for
                   the computer network of this large regional medical center.
                   • Provided daily support in the management of system services such as printing and
                       e-mail; managed user access privileges and security rights; performed system backups,
                       disk and printer management, e-mail administration, and monitored system security.
                   • Installed network applications including software for infection control.

PERSONAL           Outstanding personal and professional references are available upon request.


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                    Exact Title
                    Exact Name of Company
                    Address
                    City, State, Zip

NETWORK ENGINEER-   Dear Exact Name of Person (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):
     ING STUDENT
                          With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my interest in ex-
                    ploring employment opportunities with your organization. I am single (never married) and
                    available for worldwide relocation and travel, as your needs require. I have a current
                    passport.

                          As you will see from my resume, I have recently obtained my Microsoft Certified
                    Systems Engineer (MCSE) with an average of over 900s on the tests. I have also ob-
                    tained certifications leading to the Microsoft Certified Professional with the Internet
                    (MCP & I). I offer an ability to perform network engineering and system networking
                    activities which maximize productivity. I am working towards my MCSE in Windows
                    2000.

                           In addition to my networking knowledge, I offer a business background which has
                    equipped me with extensive management and problem-solving skills. You will notice
                    from my resume that I excelled in other fields prior to entering the computer industry.
                    After working my way up into management in my first job at Burger King, where I
                    managed 50 people, I obtained training and credentials as a Brewmaster and then won
                    nearly every award that could be earned in that field, including gold medals, silver
                    medals, bronze medals, and platinum medals at worldwide competitions, state fairs,
                    and championships. Because of my technical expertise and outstanding personal repu-
                    tation, I was recruited for a one-year contract by a prestigious company in Canada,
                    where I played a key role in opening that establishment. As soon as that contract ended,
                    I was aggressively recruited by a company which was a startup. I provided technical and
                    managerial leadership which helped the business to become operational earlier than an-
                    ticipated and underbudget. I played a key role in helping that business gross $1.5 in its
                    first year of operation.

                          Although I became highly respected in my industry, I reached a point where there
                    were few challenges left. After careful consideration, I decided that I wished to estab-
                    lish my career in the computer industry, and I have utilized all my spare time to obtain
                    training and credentials which will enable me to make significant contributions to an
                    organization as a network engineer. If you can use my extensive business background
                    as well as my technical knowledge in the network engineering field, I hope you will
                    contact me to suggest a time when we might talk about your needs. I can provide out-
                    standing personal and professional references at the appropriate time.

                                                                               Yours sincerely,



                                                                               Daniel Lewis


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                   DANIEL LEWIS
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305  • preppub@aol.com •         (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________


OBJECTIVE          To contribute to the growth and profitability of a company that can use a well-trained com-
                   puter professional who offers MCSE certifications along with an ability to perform network
                   engineering and systems networking activities which maximize productivity.

EDUCATION          College: Completed three years of college courses towards a Geography major, Sacramento
                   State, Sacramento, CA, 1994-98; worked full-time in order to finance my college education.
                   Technical: Received a Certificate of Completion from the American Brewers Guild in Brew-
                   ing Science, Sacramento, CA, 1998.
                   Professional: Extensive coursework and Certificates from the Dyna Byte Company, Sacra-
                   mento, CA, 2002, related to troubleshooting, repairing, and installing programs.
                   • Knowledgeable of software including ACT! 4.0 (database and scheduling aid), Excel,
                       Word, Publisher; experienced with Windows NT, 95, and 98 operating systems.

COMPUTER       Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and Microsoft Certified Professional with
CERTIFICATIONS the Internet (MCP & I), December 2003; making plans to obtain MCSE in Windows 2000.

EXPERIENCE         NETWORK ENGINEERING STUDENT. Dyna Byte Company, Sacramento, CA (2001-
                   present). While working full time in the job described below, completed an intensive
                   professional program leading to the MCSE and MCP & I certifications.
                   • Gained hands-on experience in most aspects of network administration.
                   • Was extensively trained to troubleshoot a local area network (LAN) and a wide area
                       network (WAN); learned how to maximize efficiency through configurations.

                   ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER. Bayfield Brewing Company, Sacramento, CA (2001-
                   present). Was recruited by the founders of this 350-seat, 12,000-square feet brewpub which
                   caters to an upscale target market 25-45. The founders had raised $1.5 million in private
                   capital by selling shares at $35,000 a share to finance the creation of a new brewpub which
                   grossed $1.5 million in its first year of operation.
                   • Played a key role in developing the policies and procedures for the brewing business.
                   • Was given critical bottom-line responsibility when the brewpub opened, and provided
                       leadership in bringing in the brewpub early and under budget during construction phase.
                   • Developed off-site sales to a level of $50,000 yearly; established and grew a customer
                       base which boosted sales 20% in our first year.
                   • Formulated recipes, ordered ingredients, and continuously conducted classes on prod-
                       uct styles and on the process of selling varied products.

                   BREWMASTER. The Canadian Brewery Company, Toronto, Canada (2000-01). Was
                   recruited for a one-year contract to help build and open a 500-seat facility.
                   • Utilized Word and Excel while also learning to use Windows 98 in Spanish.

                   HEAD BREWER. Sasser Brewing Company, Sasser, CA (1998-00). Won nearly every award
                   that could be earned in the brewing field including seven gold medals, four silver medals, six
                   bronze medals, and a platinum medal from various worldwide competitions, state fairs, and
                   championships; achieved respect for my emphasis on Total Quality Management.

                   ASSISTANT MANAGER. Burger King, Chico, CA (1994-98). Began in an entry-level job
                   and progressed rapidly into management. Managed an average of 50 people.

PERSONAL           Highly motivated individual. Desire to advance in the computer field. Excellent references.


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                  Exact Name of Person
                  Exact Title
                  Exact Name of Company
                  Address
                  City, State, Zip

NETWORK MANAGER   Dear Exact Name of Person: (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):

                         With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my extensive techni-
                  cal background in installation, troubleshooting, configuring, maintenance, and repair of
                  local and wide area networks; computer hardware, software, and peripherals; and com-
                  munications equipment.

                        As you will see from my resume, I have recently excelled as a Network Manager
                  and Information Management Officer, a position for which I was selected based on my
                  technical proficiency in Local Area Network administration. In this job, I managed a
                  million-dollar annual automation budget, re-engineered the organization’s LAN archi-
                  tecture to enhance the electronic mail capability, and authored, implemented, and trained
                  personnel on Standard Operating Procedures for the Tactical Web (TACWEB).

                        Throughout my communications career, I have demonstrated the extensive tech-
                  nical knowledge and exceptional supervisory and motivational skills that have led to
                  my selection for positions of increased responsibility and earned me promotion ahead of
                  my peers. My efforts have ensured that the organizations to which I was assigned were
                  ahead of schedule on Y2K compliance issues. In earlier positions I provided extensive
                  command and control communications support as a Mobile Subscriber Equipment Node
                  Switch Supervisor, Small Node Team Chief, and Technician.

                        If you can use a highly skilled technical professional with a versatile background
                  in computer hardware and software as well as communications equipment, I hope you
                  will welcome my call soon when I try to arrange a brief meeting to discuss your goals
                  and how my background might serve your needs. I can provide outstanding references
                  at the appropriate time.
                                                                              Sincerely,




                                                                             Lucia Villar



                          Alternate Last Paragraph:
                          If you can use a highly skilled technical professional with a versatile back-
                  ground in computer hardware and software as well as communications equipment, I
                  hope you will write or call me soon to suggest a time when we might meet to discuss
                  your needs and goals and how my background might serve them. I can provide out-
                  standing references at the appropriate time.




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                     LUCIA VILLAR
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305      • preppub@aol.com •          (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________
OBJECTIVE           To benefit an organization that can use an articulate, technically proficient professional
                    with an extensive background in installation, troubleshooting, maintenance, configuration,
                    and repair of local and wide area networks, communications equipment, and computer soft-
                    ware.

EDUCATION            Completed nearly three years of college-level course work towards a degree in Humanities,
                     University of Maryland and Central Texas College.
                     Excelled in numerous leadership and technical training courses, including:
                     Information Management Officer (IMO) Course – Local Area Network (LAN) adminis-
                     tration and computer troubleshooting, upgrading, repair, and maintenance, Enhanced
                     Switch Operator Program (ESOP) – Unit Level Operator/Maintenance Course, Mobile
                     Subscriber Equipment (MSE) Network Switching Systems Operator Course, and
                     Electronics Technician Course – electronics and telecommunications troubleshooting,
                     maintenance, and repair.

EXPERIENCE           Was promoted ahead of my peers and selected to assume positions of increased
                     responsibility with International Technologies, Inc.:
                     NETWORK MANAGER. London, England (1999-present). Engineered, administered, and
                     managed Local and Wide Area Networks (LANs and WANs) of three Windows NT 4.0 serv-
                     ers and an Exchange server at four widely dispersed locations within the Eighth Army;
                     provided training and technical support as well as troubleshooting links, performing routine
                     maintenance on the servers, and adding or deleting user accounts on the network.
                     • Re-engineered the organization’s LAN architecture, executing improvements which
                         enhanced the network’s electronic mail capability.
                     • Oversaw the organization-wide implementation of the Defense Messaging System (DMS),
                         permitting one computer to handle both secure and unclassified electronic mail.
                     • Authored, implemented, and trained personnel on Standard Operating Procedures for
                         the Tactical Web (TACWEB) and coordinated local and remote TACWEB installation;
                         configured the TACWEB to allow viewing of links within the network to monitor out-
                         ages.
                     • Configured Network Encryption Systems (NES) organization-wide for a major exercise.
                     • Supervised and trained a team that installed, operated, and maintained computer hardware
                         and software systems.
                     • Performed troubleshooting to the component level, repair, and replacement of defective
                         hardware and peripherals; installed operating systems (Windows 95, 98, NT, and NT
                         Server) and applications (Microsoft Office 97 Suite and others) to the network.

                     INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SUPERVISOR. Misawa, Japan (1998-99). Oversaw
                     the acquisition, implementation, and operation of information technology for a mobile subscriber
                     area organization; trained node center personnel within the organization on proper installa-
                     tion and operational procedures for the tactical packet switch networks.
                     • Installed the first Y2K software package in the organization.
                     • Developed an active field e-mail system using Microsoft Exchange for the organization’s
                          operations manager, enhancing the communications network; installed and performed
                          troubleshooting on major communications links during various field exercises.

                     MOBILE SUBSCRIBER EQUIPMENT (MSE) NODE SWITCH SUPERVISOR. Philadelphia,
                     PA (1997-98). Supervised and trained up to eight employees while holding final responsibility
                     for more than $5 million in communications equipment.

PERSONAL             Was entrusted with a Secret security clearance. Recognized with numerous prestigious
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                  Address
                  City, State, Zip

NETWORK MANAGER   Dear Exact Name of Person: (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):

                        With the enclosed resume, I would like to take the opportunity to introduce you to
                  my experience and technical expertise. After serving my country with distinction for 10
                  years, I have made the decision to leave the military and enter the civilian workforce,
                  and I am relocating back to Jacksonville, where I grew up. As a Microsoft Certified
                  Professional (MCP & I and MCSE), I am confident that my experience in network
                  management could be of value to you.

                        Consistently promoted ahead of my peers and selected for demanding positions, I
                  was strongly encouraged to remain in military service and assured of continued rapid
                  advancement. In March 2001 I was handpicked as Network Manager to oversee Windows
                  NT and SUN Solaris network operations at the headquarters of the Special Operations
                  Command where uninterrupted worldwide networking is critical. I was selected for this
                  assignment on the basis of my accomplishments as a Systems Analyst, Operator, and
                  Programmer for this organization and as a Computer Software and Systems Analyst.

                        Completing my A.S. degree in Information Systems Technology, I will be con-
                  tinuing my education in my spare time in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree. Currently I am
                  completing requirements for certification in Sun Microsystems Solaris Administration, which
                  will add to my Microsoft MCSE professional certification, Internet Certification, and
                  designation as a Systems Engineer.

                         With a Top Secret (SCI) security clearance, I excelled while serving in de-
                  manding and pressure-filled environments where I provided network support for activi-
                  ties vital to national security and dealt with representatives of national-level organiza-
                  tions on a daily basis. I have established a reputation as a fast learner, technically
                  proficient professional, and as a bright and articulate individual who can deal with
                  people at all organizational levels. In addition to my technical expertise in network
                  management, I offer skills in training and supervising personnel as well as in ensuring
                  system security for sensitive information.

                        If you can use a network management professional who offers personal qualities
                  of integrity, initiative, and attention to detail, I hope you will welcome my call soon
                  when I try to arrange a brief meeting to discuss your goals and how my background
                  might serve your needs. I can provide outstanding references.
                                                                                      Sincerely,




                                                                                       Edward Marow



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                   EDWARD MAROW
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305  • preppub@aol.com •         (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________

OBJECTIVE          To contribute through my technical expertise and extensive training to an organization that
                   can use my background of experience in network management.

EDUCATION          Completing Associate of Science (A.S) degree, Information Systems Technology,
TRAINING           Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, FL; completed 68 credit hours.
&                  Microsoft Certified Professional (ID 1111386), August 2001.
CERTIFICATIONS     Professional Certifications: MCP & I and MCSE
                   Completing requirements for certification in SUN Microsystems Solaris Administration.
                   Excelled in extensive training which included the following courses and programs:
                       SUN Solaris/UNIX System Administration Computer Operator Courses
                       COBOL 74 Applications Programming                   Security Administration
                       ADA for Managers Course                             CA-Clipper Programming
                       ADA Applications Programmer Course                  ADP Security User Course
                       Advanced TSS/JCL and Utilities                      Shell Programming and Tools
                       Workstation Security Software Familiarization       Oracle Course
                       Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN) Administration and Management

EXPERIENCE         Earned a reputation as a technically proficient young professional, U.S. Army:
                   NETWORK MANAGER. San Diego, CA (2001-present). In March 2001, was handpicked to
                   oversee all network operations of the Windows NT and Sun Solaris systems at the headquarters
                   of the Special Operations Command with its fast-response, worldwide mission.
                   • Supervise a Network Administrator and an Information Systems Security Officer.
                   • Have resigned from military service although I was aggressively recruited to re-enlist.

                   SYSTEMS ANALYST, OPERATOR, AND PROGRAMMER. Ft. Campbell, KY (1999-
                   01). Officially evaluated as setting the standard through my initiative, positive attitude,
                   and assertiveness; provided sound management for a multimillion-dollar 24-hour-a-
                   day command and control system which was networked worldwide.
                   • Designed, developed, maintained, and managed site security procedures and LANs
                        handling Top Secret (SCI) information while meeting complex requirements from the
                        Joint Chiefs of Staff, Security Police, and Department of Defense.
                   • Was known as an articulate and bright individual who could effectively teach others
                        technical software applications and also deal regularly with senior military officers.

                   COMPUTER SOFTWARE AND SYSTEMS ANALYST. McDill AFB, FL (1997-98). Was
                   awarded a prestigious Defense Meritorious Service Medal for accomplishments which
                   included achieving a 99.5% availability rate for two Top Secret databases in a selectively
                   manned joint services organization.
                   • Was a key factor in the host computer earning #1 ranking out of 28 worldwide sites.
                   • Reduced by half the time needed to train new personnel and gained recognition as an
                       excellent mentor and professional who willingly shared my knowledge with others.
                   • Designed, developed, installed, and provided technical support for special software
                       programs used by more than 2,500 people worldwide.

                   SYSTEMS ANALYST. London, England (1996-97). Cited for my ability to handle multiple
                   simultaneous duties; designed, developed, maintained, and managed software programs;
                   provided ADP security; and oversaw training activities for a worldwide system.

PERSONAL           Earned numerous honors in recognition of my accomplishments.


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                   Exact Name of Person
                   Exact Title
                   Exact Name of Company
                   Address
                   City, State, Zip

NETWORK SURVEIL-   Dear Exact Name of Person: (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):
  LANCE ENGINEER
                        With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my extensive knowl-
                   edge of network and transmission systems technologies and electronics as well as the
                   experience in identifying, isolating and troubleshooting network degradation and sys-
                   tem outages that I could put to work for your company.

                          As you will see from my resume, I am excelling in a “track record” of performance as
                   a Network Surveillance Engineer for one of the giants of the telecommunications indus-
                   try. I have demonstrated my ability to work well under pressure in situations where I
                   was called upon to locate cuts and failures on the transmission network during major
                   outages. For example, I played a key role in facilitating the resolution of problems with a
                   major site controller, implementing cabling and equipment repairs as well as a software
                   update to restore the controller to service.

                        In addition to an Associate’s degree in Electronics, I am certified in Netpro, Per-
                   formance Monitoring of OC-12, and Tellabs 5500 DXC, and I have also completed nu-
                   merous training phases in network management tools and platforms.

                         Throughout my earlier career in telecommunications and electronics, I demon-
                   strated the exceptional technical skills and ability to rapidly master new technologies
                   that have led me to succeed in a number of challenging environments. From the fast
                   pace of the Aberdeen Proving Grounds to the high-security atmosphere of a nuclear
                   power station, I have consistently excelled, bringing my comprehensive knowledge of
                   automation, electronics, and telecommunications systems to bear on the challenges of
                   each position.

                         Although I am highly regarded by my current employer and can provide out-
                   standing personal and professional references at the appropriate time, I am interested in
                   selectively exploring career opportunities with other telecommunications companies.
                   However, I would appreciate your keeping my interest confidential until after we have
                   had the chance to speak in person.

                        If you can use a highly skilled professional whose analytical and technical abilities
                   have been proven in a variety of challenging environments, then I hope you will welcome
                   my call soon, when I try to arrange a brief meeting to discuss your goals and how my
                   background might serve your needs.

                                                                               Sincerely,



                                                                               Kaye Green


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                   KAYE GREEN
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305  • preppub@aol.com •         (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________

OBJECTIVE          To benefit an organization that can use a skilled telecommunications professional with ex-
                   ceptional technical, communication, planning, and organizational abilities who offers an
                   extensive background in network and transmission systems troubleshooting and restora-
                   tion.
EDUCATION          Associate’s degree in Electronics, National Education Center, Thomson Institute, 1990.
                   Certificate in Computer Programming and CSC, Dundalk Community College, MD, 1980.
                   Completed all platform training phases available to Transmission Surveillance, to include:
                   PSE, Transam, Station Manager, NACS, NetManager, Diginet, Trex, Mecca, Netpro, CSM,
                   SMART, Impact/Clarify, WorkForce, AlarmView, Pass Through, SCOPUS, F & E, Telnet,
                   Nightly Maintenance Window and Master, E-mail, Internet, and Netscape as well as the full
                   three-day cycle of new hire rotations in Fiber Security, Floor Manager, and Change Management.

CERTIFICATIONS Certified in Netpro, Performance Monitoring of OC-12, and Tellabs 5500 DXC.

EXPERIENCE         With MCI Worldcom, advanced in the following “track record” of increasing responsibili-
                   ties for this giant in the telecommunications industry:
                   1998-present: NETWORK SURVEILLANCE ENGINEER II. Cary, NC. Promoted to this
                   position after excelling as a Network Surveillance Engineer I; identify, isolate, and trouble-
                   shoot network events, quickly recognizing network degradation and system outages.
                   • Knowledgeable in NSTHS ticket priority and escalation procedures; drive issues to
                        resolution, escalating as appropriate to facilitate resolutions for service outages.
                   • Monitor networks from T-1 to OC-192, as well as DXCs 1/0, 3/1, 3/3, Alcatel, Tellabs,
                        and DSC in addition to RPS-370 and Pirelli Systems
                   • Provide assistance to Restoration using my working knowledge of signal flow to perform
                        troubleshooting and reporting.
                   • Played a key role in resolving problems with Broken Arrow Site Controller 0; worked
                        with second level Control, VNCC, and DXC support, facilitating the replacement of ca-
                        bling and equipment as well as upgrading the controller’s software.
                   • Served as a member of the team that tested the Impact platform.
                   • Developed, suggested, and implemented a new design for the Daily Network Report
                        (DNR) that was adopted for use throughout Transmission Surveillance.

                   1997-98: NETWORK SURVEILLANCE ENGINEER I. Cary, NC. Utilized monitoring
                   and database management systems to provide notification, dispatch, troubleshooting, and
                   repair assistance to minimize outages and restore service to the customer in an efficient
                   manner.
                   • Located cuts and failures on the transmission network during major outages, producing
                       positive results and proving my ability to work under extreme pressure.
                   • Demonstrated my thorough understanding of Sonet/Sonet rings and digital radio as
                       well as network and transmission system technologies while determining which network
                       management tools were best suited to quickly identifying and isolating degradation and
                       outages.
                   • Facilitated smooth and accurate shift turnover in Transmission Surveillance, ensuring
                       that alarms and CSM tickets were prioritized and handled according to NSTHS and
                       departmental guidelines.

                   COMMUNICATIONS OPERATOR & ARMY TELEPHONE SYSTEM PLANT TECHNI-
                   CIAN. Fidelity Technologies (DCI, Inc.), Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Aberdeen, MD (1990-
                   96). Coordinated and tracked trouble reports, line records, and work orders to ensure that
                   telephone and data circuits were tested, repaired, maintained, and updated within deadlines.
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                  Exact Title or Position
                  Company Name
                  Company Address (street and number)
                  Company Address (city, state, and ZIP)

      NETWORK     Dear Exact Name (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):
SWITCHING CHIEF
                        With the enclosed resume, I would like to express my interest in receiving con-
                  sideration for employment with your organization.

                        From my enclosed resume, you will see that I am an articulate and highly self-
                  motivated young professional with a diverse background along with the ability to rap-
                  idly master new concepts and procedures. I have received extensive training in leader-
                  ship and supervisory techniques as well as in technical telecommunications systems.

                         Presently in a supervisory role, I am respected for my willingness to give my
                  personal time to ensure the advancement of intercultural relationships. I routinely uti-
                  lize my language skills in a multinational NATO support organization. Among my di-
                  verse responsibilities are scheduling employees for a 24-hour-a-day-operation, con-
                  trolling a $2 million inventory, and developing training programs. Earlier experience as a
                  communications systems operator and maintenance specialist allowed me opportu-
                  nities to gain expert technical knowledge. I was credited with increasing telephone
                  switching capabilities 25% for one organization and honored with several Certificates of
                  Achievement for my technical skills, initiative, and professionalism in the success of
                  training exercises and technical support activities.

                        Before entering military service, I completed my education in Italy where I worked
                  as a Pharmacist controlling multimillion-dollar inventories of prescription drugs, medicines,
                  and medical equipment. I was especially appreciated for my emphasis on customer ser-
                  vice and quality assurance.

                        If you can use an adaptable and versatile young professional, I hope you will con-
                  tact me to suggest a time when we might meet to discuss your needs. Among my great-
                  est strengths is my ability to work long hours under pressure and deadlines in austere
                  conditions. I excel in analyzing and adjusting work procedures for maximum efficiency,
                  communicating ideas and stimulating others to contribute, and in evaluating conditions
                  and then reacting quickly to implement solutions. I can provide excellent personal and
                  professional references.

                                                                               Sincerely,




                                                                               Denise Ching




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                   DENISE CHING
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305  • preppub@aol.com •         (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________

OBJECTIVE          To offer a diverse blend of experience and knowledge related to information systems and
                   network switching applications to an organization that can use an adaptable, innovative,
                   and analytical communicator.

EDUCATION          Information Systems and Network Switching: Excelled in leadership courses including
                   Primary Leadership Development Course as well as technical training which included digital
                   cable terminating equipment and communications/information systems programs.
                   • Was named Honor Graduate of GTE’s Network Switching Systems Operator and Maintainer
                       Class, Ft. Gordon, GA; was also Honor Graduate.
                   • Completed the NATO Communications and Information Systems School’s Digital Cable
                       Terminating Equipment Technician Course.

LANGUAGES &        Languages: Excellent skills in speaking, reading, writing Italian; knowledge of Spanish.
TECHNICAL          Computers: Offer software knowledge related to Microsoft applications.
EXPERTISE          Other: Skilled in working with equipment including the GTE Network and MSE (Mobile
                   Subscriber Equipment) switching systems.

EXPERIENCE         SUPERVISOR FOR OPERATIONS PLANNING AND TRAINING. U.S. Army, Italy
                   (2000-present). Known for my detail orientation and ability to plan and organize complex
                   operations on short notice, oversee multinational technicians in a communications support
                   organization working under strict NATO guidance.
                   • Coordinate and analyze information in order to determine requirements for communications
                       and information systems support in a 24-hour operation.
                   • Schedule employees; assist in control of a $2 million equipment/tool inventory.
                   • Develop training programs which increase productivity and response times.
                   • Apply my language skills in translating both written materials and speech to and from
                       English, Spanish, and Italian for individuals and for the organization.

                   NETWORK SWITCHING SYSTEMS OPERATOR. U.S. Army, England (1999-00). Installed,
                   carried out troubleshooting, and maintained circuits and commercial telephone lines from
                   four mainframe computers and three independent nodes installed in adjacent buildings;
                   controlled a $2 million inventory.
                   • Increased switching efficiency 25% through my skill at programming and installing
                       more than 400 telephone lines throughout the community.
                   • Selected for a special project, implemented 50 different types of changes to telephones
                       which were requested on 15 separate work orders which had to be coordinated.
                   • Participated in NATO operations in Kosovo; received NATO medals.

                   COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM OPERATOR AND MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST. U.S.
                   Army, Ft. Huachuca, AZ (1997-99). Received Certificates of Appreciation for technical skills,
                   enthusiasm, initiative, and professionalism while performing preliminary checks, providing
                   maintenance services, and operating a portable switching system.
                   • Installed and maintained digital switching system; operated peripheral terminal
                       equipment used to perform programming of the digital switch.
                   • Became skilled in utilizing SIE/IVSN equipment; main distribution frames; Olivetti
                       62000eN; MERIDIAN 1 Telephone PABXs; and test equipment for site troubleshooting.
                   • Increased switching efficiency 25% through programming 400 telephone lines.

PERSONAL           Received 15 medals, Letters of Appreciation, and other honors. Secret security clearance.


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                 Exact Title
                 Exact Name of Company
                 Address
                 City, State, Zip

      NETWORK    Dear Exact Name of Person: (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):
SWITCHING MAN-
          AGER         With the enclosed resume, I would like to introduce my experience and strong
                 interest in the telecommunications field as well as my personal reputation for effectiveness in
                 producing results and building well-trained teams of knowledgeable professionals.

                        As you will see from my resume, I have worked for the Drug Enforcement Agency
                 for approximately ten years. Although I am highly regarded as a skilled and well-quali-
                 fied individual and have been aggressively recruited to remain in the agency with the
                 assurance of continued rapid advancement, I have made the decision to leave the DEA.
                 I would like to offer the excellent training and experience gained in the DEA to an
                 organization in need of my skills as a troubleshooter and switching systems operator.

                       In numerous assignments which have included Network Switching Manager,
                 Extension Switch Supervisor, Communications Chief, Node Center Switch Operator,
                 and Wire and Cable Systems Installer, I have built a reputation for being able to handle
                 pressure, work independently, and lead others to excellent results. I have been recog-
                 nized with numerous honors including six medals as well as numerous certificates of
                 achievement and accomplishments for my professionalism.

                       I am confident that I offer a blend of technical expertise and leadership abilities
                 which would allow me to quickly contribute to the success of your operations, and I hope
                 you will welcome my call soon when I try to arrange a brief meeting to discuss your
                 goals and how my background might serve your needs. I can provide outstanding refer-
                 ences at the appropriate time.

                                                                                Sincerely,




                                                                                Sean Keller



                         Alternate Last Paragraph:
                         I hope you will write or call me soon to suggest a time when we might meet to
                 discuss your needs and goals and how my background might serve them. I can provide
                 outstanding references at the appropriate time.




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                   SEAN KELLER
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305  • preppub@aol.com •         (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________

OBJECTIVE          To offer technical telecommunications skills with an emphasis on troubleshooting and switch-
                   ing operations to an organization that can benefit from my ability to work independently,
                   handle pressure, and produce outstanding results through leadership.

EDUCATION          Have completed approximately one year of general studies at the college level.
& TRAINING         Excelled in extensive technical and leadership training which included courses in MSE
                   (Mobile Subscriber Equipment) operations, RF communications, and “Network University.”

EXPERIENCE         Advanced in highly technical telecommunications operations, Drug Enforcement Agency:
                   NETWORK SWITCHING MANAGER and BATTALION AIR MOVEMENTS SUPERVISOR.
                   Washington, DC (2001-present). Directed junior employees installing, maintaining, and
                   operating telecommunications equipment.
                   • Acted as the advisor on air operations for a senior executive.

                   EXTENSION SWITCH SUPERVISOR. Ft. Drum, NY (2000). Promoted to supervise and
                   train four junior supervisors and 15 employees, made decisions on which maintenance person-
                   nel to send in response to requests for assistance.
                   • Frequently requested by name to troubleshoot and solve problems, provided leadership
                        for a team which won a competition for establishing a link with a distant switch.
                   • Supervised installation and operated line-of-sight multichannel radio terminals, small
                        extension switches, and generator sets valued in excess of $1 million.

                   COMMUNICATIONS CHIEF. Schofield Barracks, HI (1998-00). Received a Meritorious
                   Service Medal in recognition of my skills and knowledge while managing communications
                   support for several projects and controlling equipment valued in excess of $2.2 million.
                   • Supervised and trained 13 people and was principal advisor on communications which
                       included such areas as deploying and installing two radio stations.
                   • Was handpicked to train senior Malaysian personnel on the LRS (Long-Range Surveil-
                       lance) communications equipment after being evaluated at national-level training as having
                       an exceptional LRS communications section rated as “the best seen to date.”

                   SWITCHING TEAM CHIEF. Schofield Barracks, HI (1997-98). Supervised four specialists
                   while providing maintenance and control of a $1.5 million tandem switching system;
                   installed and operated a tandem switch, modified databases, and performed troubleshooting.
                   • Established LAN/WAN (Local Area Network/Wide Area Network) systems.
                   • Awarded an Achievement Medal for services in Haiti (1998), provided uninterrupted
                       communications support for peacekeeping representatives of 17 countries.

                   NODE CENTER SWITCH OPERATOR. Ft. Bragg, NC (1995-97). Learned how to trouble-
                   shoot links between two systems while building technical skills in troubleshooting, modifying
                   databases, and using computer printouts to determine system faults.

                   WIRE AND CABLE SYSTEMS INSTALLER and RADIO OPERATOR. Saudi Arabia
                   (1992-95). Became known for my initiative and ability to handle pressure running wire for
                   field telephones; operating teletype, modems, and radios; and installing field switches.
                   • Operated a MARS radio system for the benefit of American personnel participating in
                        the war in the Middle East.

PERSONAL           Secret security clearance. Work well independently or in supervisory/leadership roles.


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                    Exact Title
                    Exact Name of Company
                    Address
                    City, State, Zip

         NETWORK    Dear Exact Name of Person: (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):
SWITCHING SYSTEMS
       SUPERVISOR         With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my excellent technical
                    electronics skills, organizational and planning abilities, and attention to detail. After
                    serving my country with distinction, I am in the process of permanently relocating back
                    to the Maryland area where I grew up.

                          As you will see from my resume, while working for the corporate giant MCI, Inc.,
                    I received recognition including three cash bonuses for my professionalism and accom-
                    plishments. I offer an extensive background in the installation, troubleshooting, main-
                    tenance, configuration, and repair of local and wide area networks, communications equip-
                    ment, computer systems, and software. Currently assigned as a Network Switching
                    Systems Supervisor, I control in excess of $1 million worth of communications equipment,
                    generator sets, and vehicles while supervising four people.

                         In addition to my main responsibilities as a technical supervisor and operator, I
                    have also been cited for my effectiveness as a substance abuse program manager,
                    jumpmaster for airborne operations, and custodian of secure communications messages
                    and devices. I have earned respect from my superiors for my ability to handle multiple
                    simultaneous tasks and to meet tight time restraints with excellent results.

                         If you can use an intelligent and articulate professional known for physical and
                    mental toughness, I hope you will welcome my call soon when I try to arrange a brief
                    meeting to discuss your goals and how my background might serve your needs. I can
                    provide outstanding references at the appropriate time.

                                                                               Sincerely,




                                                                               Mike Novogratz

                            Alternate Last Paragraph:
                            I hope you will write or call me soon to suggest a time when we might meet to
                    discuss your needs and goals and how my background might serve them. I can provide
                    outstanding references at the appropriate time.




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                    MIKE NOVOGRATZ
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305  • preppub@aol.com •         (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________

OBJECTIVE           To benefit an organization that can use a technically proficient professional with an exten-
                    sive background in installing, troubleshooting, maintaining, configuring, and repairing lo-
                    cal and wide area networks, communications equipment, and computer systems/software.

EDUCATION           Completed two years toward a B.S. in Computer Science, Houston Junior College, TX.
& TRAINING          Certificate in Telecommunications, Texas Community College, Houston, TX, 2000.
                    Excelled in numerous training courses sponsored by MCI, Inc. including:
                        Leadership Development Course (LDC)
                        Mobile Subscriber Equipment (MSE) Switching Systems Operator Course
                        Network Encryption System Operator Course
                        AN/TTC-47 Node Center Enhanced Switch Operator Program

SPECIAL SKILLS Offer the ability to troubleshoot and repair, to the component level, computer systems and
               electromechanical devices with analog and digital circuity.
               Am familiar with COMSEC (communications security), radio, telephone, and electrical equip-
               ment as well as Unix-based software and fiber optics.

EXPERIENCE          Was promoted ahead of my peers and selected to assume positions of increased
                    responsibility while working for MCI, Inc. (1994-present):
                    NETWORK SWITCHING SYSTEMS SUPERVISOR. Houston, TX (2000-present).
                    Supervise and train a team of four people installing, operating, and maintaining computer
                    hardware and software systems at one of the nation’s largest military bases worldwide.
                    • Earned an award for maintaining 98% reliable communications during a task force
                        operation.
                    • Configured Network Encryption Systems (NES) organization-wide for major exercises
                        as well as installing and performing troubleshooting on major communications links.
                    • Oversee the acquisition, implementation, and operation of information technology for a
                        mobile subscriber area organization.
                    • Train node center personnel within the organization on proper installation and operational
                        procedures for the tactical packet switch networks.
                    • Control $1 million worth of communications equipment, generator sets, and vehicles.
                    • Received an award for earning “commendable” ratings on a distribution inspection while
                        overseeing information systems security; was recognized for flawlessly maintaining the
                        accountability and readiness of all equipment.
                    • Trained personnel while also organizing and inspecting personnel and equipment.
                    • As COMSEC custodian, manage and distribute secure communications, materials, and
                        devices; was cited for my “unique ability to execute multiple complex tasks.”

                    SMALL EXTENSION NODE TEAM CHIEF and TECHNICIAN. Seattle, WA (1996-99).
                    Originally assigned as a Technician on completion of advanced training courses, quickly
                    advanced to a Team Chief position as supervisor of two more junior technicians and was in
                    charge of more than $750,000 worth of equipment and vehicles.
                    • Received an award for accomplishments which included providing secure and reliable
                        multichannel communications during a large-scale project.

PERSONAL            Secret security clearance. Mentally and physically tough with a positive attitude.




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                   Exact Title
                   Exact Name of Company
                   Address
                   City, State, Zip

       NETWORK     Dear Exact Name of Person (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):
  SWITCHING SYS-
TEMS SUPERVISOR          I would appreciate an opportunity to talk with you soon about how I could con-
                   tribute to your organization through my excellent technical skills in information and
                   telecommunications technology.

                         As you will see from my enclosed resume, I have extensive experience in installing,
                   operating, and maintaining Mobile Subscriber Equipment (MSE). This equipment is
                   recognized as being very complex and I am proud of my accomplishments in learning its
                   intricacies. After only two years as an operator, I was promoted to supervise teams of
                   highly trained communications experts in all facets of installation and maintenance.

                        I have been honored with two cash bonuses in recognition of my technical skills,
                   supervisory abilities, and professionalism. One of the bonuses was awarded for my ac-
                   complishments in providing error-free communications support for a large-scale project
                   and the second for efforts in preparing for a successful external evaluation.

                         My training included GTE-sponsored courses in network switching, switch update
                   management, and the Network Encryption System (NES) which all led to certification
                   in the area of study. I have also been given responsibilities for functional activities such
                   as records maintenance, training, scheduling, and inventory control.

                         I am confident that I possess strong technical skills, the ability to supervise and
                   work well with others, and the initiative to work independently. If you can use a young
                   professional with my skills and level of knowledge, I hope you will contact me to suggest
                   a time when we might meet to discuss your needs. I can assure you in advance that I
                   could rapidly become an asset to your organization.

                                                                                Sincerely,




                                                                                Robert Porter




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                   ROBERT PORTER
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305  • preppub@aol.com •         (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________


OBJECTIVE          To offer excellent technical skills in information and telecommunications technology to an
                   organization that would benefit from my ability to supervise and work well with others
                   along with my high levels of initiative and drive and special skills as a troubleshooter.

EDUCATION          Studied Telecommunications at Colby College, Waterville, WA.
& TRAINING         Excelled in military training programs which included GTE schools in network switching,
                   switch update management, and the Network Encryption System (NES) as well as a soft-
                   ware update course – all courses resulted in certification in the specific area of emphasis.

TECHNICAL          As a Network Switching Systems Specialist, troubleshoot and maintain a wide range of
EXPERTISE          equipment and systems including Mobile Subscriber Equipment (MSE) and the following:
                   KG-193 Trunk Encryption Device (TED)          KGX-93A Automatic Key Distribution Center
                   AN/TTC-47 and 39D Node Center Switches                         SB-4303 Switchboards
                   AN/TTC-48 Small Extension Node                                   Signal Data Convert-
                   ers
                   AN/TYC-19 Interface Network Gateway Router                 AN/TYC-20 Packet Switch
                   KY-57, KYK-15, and KYK-13 Key Transfer Devices               KY-90 Combat Net Radio
                   Interface
                   SINGARS - Single Channel Ground Airborne Radio System                        COMSEC
                   J-1077 J Box for Wire Subscribers and X.25 Computers       Super High Frequency Ra-
                   dio
                   Offer knowledge and understanding of UNIX, MS Word, and Windows NT2000.

EXPERIENCE         NETWORK SWITCHING SYSTEMS SUPERVISOR. GTE, Seattle,WA (2001-present).
                   Was promoted to supervise six people involved in providing network analysis, troubleshoot-
                   ing, maintenance, and restoration of voice and data networks after excelling as a telecommu-
                   nications operator.
                   • Oversee the upkeep, maintenance, and operation of three vehicles and two shelters valued in
                        excess of $1.8 million; requisition supplies and equipment.
                   • Cited for my determination to see that the work is always completed on time and up to
                        expected standards, achieved excellent results during seven separate projects to vari-
                        ous locations around the world both for training and to respond to real-world crises.
                   • Learned to overcome shortages of materials and took the initiative to see that torn or
                        broken equipment was repaired and kept from further deterioration.
                   • Maintain a variety of records including COMSEC (communications security) reports,
                        inventories, and personnel evaluations.
                   • Was honored with two cash bonuses for providing communications support during a
                        large-scale training exercise and a critical external evaluation.

                   NETWORK SWITCHING SYSTEMS OPERATOR. GTE, San Diego, CA (1997-01). Was
                   promoted to a supervisory role on the basis of technical expertise and leadership skill dis-
                   played while installing, operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting communications sys-
                   tems including Local Area and Wide Area Networks (LAN and WAN).
                   • Learned procedures for installing and maintaining Motorola NES interface with the
                       Internet using X.25 and other packet switching protocols to provide secure military sys-
                       tems.
                   • Used technical manuals, schematic diagrams, flow charts, and bubble diagrams.
                   • Created and modified databases within the Mobile Subscriber Equipment network.

PERSONAL           Secret security clearance. Am completely bilingual in English and Spanish.
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                 Title or Position
                 Name of Company
                 Address (number and street)
                 Address (city, state, and zip)

PROGRAMMER AND   Dear Exact Name of Person: (or Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad.)
       ANALYST
                       With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of the background in
                 management information systems, computer programming, and troubleshooting which
                 I could put to work for your organization.

                      With a Top Secret FAV NAC security clearance, I have most recently excelled as a
                 Programmer and Analyst with the Novell Corporation. With a reputation as a versatile
                 technical expert, I have excelled in roles which included UNIX and Novell Programmer,
                 Systems Analyst, Satellite Security Manager, Windows NT Administrator, and Satellite
                 Communications Specialist. While serving my country in the Coast Guard, I worked on
                 several systems which required a Top Secret clearance. In addition to working on the
                 JOTS and serving as JOTS Administrator with UNIX software, I helped rewrite the
                 C++ software for the Link II Top Secret computer.

                      On numerous occasions I was handpicked for special assignments which re-
                 quired top-notch troubleshooting, problem-solving, and communication skills.

                        I can provide outstanding personal and professional references at the appropriate
                 time, and I would welcome the opportunity to talk with you in person about how my
                 skills in systems design, implementation, maintenance, and troubleshooting could ben-
                 efit you, I hope you will contact me to suggest a time when we could talk.

                       Thank you in advance for your time.

                                                                           Yours sincerely,




                                                                           Evan Dreyer




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             EVAN DREYER
             1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305      •    preppub@aol.com      •     (910) 483-6611

OBJECTIVE    To offer my background in management information systems design and implementation to
             an organization that can use a resourceful technical expert with experience in UNIX program-
             ming, internet systems, network communications, and C++ programming and troubleshoot-
             ing.

SKILLS        Software: Visual C++, C, Progress, Informix, Access, Pascal, Cobol, Micro-Focus Cobol,
             Acucobol, Assembler, Basic, Fortran, HTML, JOTS (software requiring Top Secret clearance),
             Link II (software requiring Top Secret security clearance)
             • Helped rewrite the C ++ software for the Link II Top Secret computer
             Operating Systems: Literate in most operating systems, with extensive experience in
             Windows NT2000, Novell, Windows, UNIX, AIX, HP/UX, DG/UX, XENIX, OS/VS, MVS,
             DOS

CLEARANCE    Top Secret FAV NAC security clearance

EXPERIENCE   PROGRAMMER & ANALYST. Novell Corporation, locations worldwide (2000-present).
             Assisted with writing Phase III of the Link II Program and performed extensive troubleshoot-
             ing as a Link II Operator; was responsible for security of secret and sensitive material which
             included overseeing all safes, alarms, locking mechanisms, codes, and personnel access to
             restricted areas; received numerous honors for exceptional performance in the following
             capacities:
             UNIX & Novell Programmer                          JOTS Administrator with UNIX Software
             KG40 Programmer Encoder/Decoder                   Satellite Security Manager
             JIMIS Administrator                               IBM Software Programmer/Operator
             Systems Analyst                                   Windows NT Administrator
             Satellite Communications Specialist               Link II Operator/Troubleshooter
             Gained hands-on experience with the following concepts and products:
             • Command and control: For three years worked with UNIX software as an Operator
                  with the JOTS II system, a battle management system written in C and C++ under
                  the UNIX operating system which provides high-resolution maps as well as complex analy-
                  sis and evaluation functions; for 19 months, worked as Security Manager for
                  JOTS/LINK II which involved working with KG40 encoder/decoder.
             • Counter Narcotics: Worked extensively with the Joint Visually Integrated Display
                  System (JVIDS) developed in C under UNIX and used to support counter narcotics opera-
                  tions.
             • Satellite Tracking: Gained expertise with the JOTS Satellite Vulnerability (SATVUL)
                  Program designed to provide surveillance information.
             • Electronic Warfare: Worked with the Space and Electronics Warfare Tactical Ad-
                  vanced Work Station (SEWTAWS), a networked UNIX-C system.
             • Communications: Worked with the Naval Modular Automated Communications
                  System II (NAVMACS), written in C under UNIX with Windows capabilities, communi-
                  cations interfaces, and PC emulation capabilities.

             RADAR COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST. Novell Corporation, locations worldwide
             (1995-99). Excelled in assignments as a UNISYS Operator, Link II Operator, Satellite Com-
             munications Operator, and Radar Operator with the Raycass 64/AOS 137/54G.

             LORAN “C” OPERATOR. Novell Corporation, locations worldwide (1994-95). Repaired
             hardware to prevent system failure while earning a reputation as a talented troubleshooter.

EDUCATION    Have earned 36 college credits in Criminal Justice, Cayuga County Community College,
             Cayuga, NY; pursuing completion of my college degree in my spare time.
             Completed extensive specialized training related to JMCIS and LINK II.

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                 Exact Name of Person
                 Exact Title
                 Exact Name of Company
                 Address
                 City, State, Zip

SENIOR SYSTEMS   Dear Exact Name of Person (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):
       ANALYST
                       I would appreciate an opportunity to talk with you soon concerning how I could
                 contribute to your organization through my technical expertise with management infor-
                 mation systems as well as through the management experience I have gained as a jun-
                 ior military officer.

                       You will see that I earned my B.S. in Computer Science at The U.S. Military
                 Academy at West Point and, since my graduation, have served as an Army officer at Ft.
                 Bragg, NC. A certified Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO), I am skilled in
                 working with network systems, with client-based server programs, with various soft-
                 ware programs, and as a programmer. During my time in the military I have been
                 involved in fielding and integrating sophisticated equipment into existing systems and
                 have become recognized as a technical expert.

                       In my present job as a Senior Systems Analyst, I played a key role in establishing a
                 Local Area Network (LAN) consisting of more than 100 PCs, servers, and hubs as well
                 as serving as point-of-contact for the integration of a personnel and finance system
                 (SIDPERS 3) considered the largest advancement in database technology the Army has
                 experienced to date.

                       Earlier as a Management Information Systems Officer, I provided my technical
                 expertise while planning, coordinating and managing administrative and logistical sup-
                 port for information management operations. In this capacity I was credited as a major
                 contributor to the success of efforts to advance the utilization of information technology
                 throughout the 18th Airborne Corps, the parent organization of the 82nd Airborne Divi-
                 sion.

                       If you can use a results-oriented manager with a strong background in management
                 information systems operations, then I look forward to hearing from you soon to ar-
                 range a time when we might meet to discuss your needs. I can assure you in advance
                 that I have an excellent reputation and could quickly become a valuable asset to your
                 company.

                                                                            Sincerely,




                                                                            Robert Larson




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                   ROBERT LARSON
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305  • preppub@aol.com •         (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________

OBJECTIVE          To offer technical expertise and knowledge to an organization that can benefit from my
                   experience with management information systems operations as well as from the management
                   skills I have refined as a junior military officer.

EDUCATION          Earned a B.S. degree in Computer Science from The United States Military Academy
                   at West Point, NY, 1998.

CERTIFICATIONS Am a certified Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO).

COMPUTER           Highly proficient with Microsoft Office, am also proficient with networking systems.
EXPERTISE          Am experienced with client-based server programs for finance and personnel applications.
                   Program in Networks.

EXPERIENCE         Am excelling as a U.S. Army officer, Ft. Bragg, NC:
                   SENIOR SYSTEMS ANALYST. (2000-present). Played a key role in establishing a Local
                   Area Network (LAN) comprised of more than 100 PCs, servers, and hubs while managing
                   the automation and radio communications support for personnel and finance departments
                   servicing the 82nd Airborne Division.
                   • Manage one Systems Analyst, two junior military Systems Analysts, and one manager.
                   • Have become widely recognized as the technical expert on software and serve as the
                       point-of-contact and technical advisor for automation and communications distribution
                       and implementation for an organization with nine corporate elements.
                   • Oversee maintenance, installation, operation, and management of systems while
                       controlling more than $1 million worth of high-tech equipment.
                   • Ensure the smooth integration of new technology — was POC for the fielding of the
                       SIDPERS 3 system, considered the largest advancement in database technology the
                       Army has experienced to date.
                   • Designed and now maintain the unit web page.
                   • Established a training program which resulted in personnel exceeding standards.

                   MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS OFFICER. (1999). Trained, counseled, and
                   managed two supervisors and nine enlisted soldiers while planning, coordinating, and direct-
                   ing administrative and logistical activities for information management operations.
                   • Handled activities ranging from controlling publications and blank forms, to overseeing
                       records management programs, to providing light reproduction and courier support, to
                       managing a distribution center.
                   • Provided the technical expertise which allowed automation and information services to
                       be integrated into headquarters operation as well as during field exercises and overseas
                       assignments for a rapid response organization.
                   • Managed a $1 million reproduction budget and was credited with playing a key role in
                       bringing the organization forward in utilizing information technology to facilitate the
                       flow of information throughout a diverse and geographically scattered organization.

                   FIRST-LINE SUPERVISOR. (1998). Supervised 42 people in a department which pro-
                   vided communications support for airborne operations throughout the world.
                   • Trained and developed personnel in a unit frequently called on to travel on short notice
                       for indefinite periods of time and which underwent a 50% personnel turnover in one
                       year.

PERSONAL           Was entrusted with a Secret security clearance. Will relocate.
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                 Exact Name of Person
                 Exact Title or Position
                 Company Name
                 Company Address (street and number)
                 Company Address (city, state, and ZIP)

                 Dear Exact Name (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):
        SIGNAL
COMMUNICATIONS        With the enclosed resume, I would like to express my interest in exploring em-
      ANALYST    ployment opportunities with your organization.

                       As you will see from my resume, I am working for the U.S. State Department,
                 where I have earned a reputation as a talented manager of time and resources who can
                 be counted on to find ways to increase productivity, morale, and efficiency. I am known
                 for my willingness to take the initiative to try and make operations run more smoothly.

                       Presently attending an advanced technical school in Pensacola, FL, I recently
                 returned from Japan where my most recent assignment was as a Supervisory Signal
                 Communications Analyst. Officially described as a resourceful and creative leader with
                 superb initiative and demonstrated leadership, I excelled in developing and implement-
                 ing improvements. Among my accomplishments were streamlining procedures which
                 reduced error rates 20%, creating standard operating procedures guidelines which were
                 adopted for use by entry-level and senior employees, and developing a UNIX-based file
                 system which increased daily production rates 300%!

                       While in Japan I advanced from an earlier job as a Communications Analyst and
                 was quickly singled out as an exceptional performer with strong technical knowledge
                 and leadership skills.

                       Known for my high personal standards of integrity and honesty, I was entrusted
                 with a Top Secret security clearance. My technical expertise includes proficiency with
                 the use of automated systems, and I am familiar with Windows and UNIX-based sys-
                 tems.

                       If you can use a hard-working young professional who gets results while setting
                 an example for others to follow, I hope you will contact me to suggest a time when we
                 might meet to discuss your needs. I can provide excellent personal and professional
                 references.



                                                                          Sincerely,




                                                                          Adam Howard




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                      ADAM HOWARD
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305          • preppub@aol.com •               (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________
OBJECTIVE           To offer a reputation as a talented manager of time and resources who possesses outstand-
                    ing leadership skills and the ability to take the initiative in developing ways to increase produc-
                    tivity, morale, and efficiency.

TRAINING              Have attended numerous U.S. State Department-sponsored training programs with an
                      emphasis on technical skills in communications and signals analysis.

TECHNICAL             Proficient in using automated systems to collect, analyze, and disseminate information; familiar
SKILLS &              with Windows and UNIX-based systems.
CLEARANCE             Entrusted with a Top Secret security clearance.

EXPERIENCE            Am building a reputation for achieving results in the U.S. State Department:
                      TECHNICAL STUDENT. Pensacola, FL (2002-03). Attend the Intermediate Signal Analyst
                      School to receive advanced training.

                      SUPERVISORY SIGNAL COMMUNICATIONS ANALYST. Japan (2002-03).
                      Described in official evaluations as an excellent trainer who is “resourceful and creative,”
                      coordinated with national level agencies while maintaining an extensive signal database in
                      support of security objectives.
                      • On my own initiative, updated procedures and streamlined reporting capabilities with
                          the result that error rates decreased 20%.
                      • Provided guidance and advice to 15 junior personnel; was selected to serve on a quality
                          assurance board because of my professionalism and knowledge.
                      • Created a 27-page standard operating procedures manual which quickly gained
                          acceptance as guidance for senior and inexperienced analysts.
                      • Made important contributions to development of materials and as a key participant in a
                          high-visibility conference through written and verbal skills.
                      • Initiated and hosted a one-week site training visit by a technical systems expert which
                          ensured eight analysts received hands-on training on a new system.
                      • Increased daily production 300% through development of a UNIX-based file system used
                          to process, edit, and manage 15,000 signal messages monthly.
                      • Participated on community athletic teams and volunteered during an event which raised
                          $1500 for morale/welfare/recreation programs; also served as chairman of a Special Olym-
                          pics committee; was cited as an “excellent role model with a positive attitude” as
                          a youth soccer coach.

                      COMMUNICATIONS ANALYST. Japan (2000-01). Quickly became recognized as a “sub-
                      ject matter expert” who was technically knowledgeable and skilled in processing commu-
                      nications using sophisticated automated data processing (ADP) equipment.
                      • Gained recognition for completing a training cycle early and becoming the first person
                           in my company to become dual qualified in two specific technical areas.
                      • Was cited as “expertly” drafting and releasing 50 tactical reports with at least a 95%
                           quality control rating.

                      Highlights of other experience: Began my military career by excelling as a student in
                      several technical programs after earlier jobs in the restaurant and landscaping businesses.

PERSONAL              Received a Joint Service Achievement Medal from the National Security Agency in honor of
                      “outstanding technical skills, superb initiative, and leadership.” Outstanding references.



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                Exact Name of Person
                Exact Title
                Exact Name of Company
                Address
                City, State, Zip

      SYSTEMS   Dear Exact Name of Person (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):
ADMINISTRATOR
                     With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my technical knowledge
                and skills in systems administration as well as my reputation as a detail-oriented and
                analytical professional with a talent for quickly mastering and applying new technology.

                       As you will see from my enclosed resume, I have served my country in the U.S. Air
                Force and am in the process of leaving the military and exploring opportunities in the
                civilian workplace. While in military service, I have taken every opportunity to attend
                college and complete technical and leadership training programs. While excelling in de-
                manding full-time jobs including two simultaneously, I have pursued a degree in Com-
                puter Information Systems and completed more than 80 semester hours of college-level
                studies in Business Administration and CIS fields.

                       I earned the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) recently and, in November,
                will receive additional certifications as a Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE)
                and Microsoft Certified Professional and Internet (MCP&I). Selected for a slot as a
                Systems Administrator, I have applied my initiative in mastering technology which has
                allowed me to earn recognition as one of the most knowledgeable in this field in an
                airlift organization which requires uninterrupted support to carry out its worldwide
                missions. I have excelled as an Administrator for a resource domain in a single-master
                domain environment.

                       Earlier experience in inventory control and supply operations gave me the chance
                to become familiar with automated systems and pursue advanced technical skills.
                Throughout my eight years of military service, I have been recognized as a dynamic and
                energetic individual who will not give up when facing a challenge. Instead I will find a
                way to get the job done while improving productivity and efficiency. These skills and
                abilities have resulted in being honored with two Aerial Achievement Medals and an
                Air Force Achievement Medal as well as with the prestigious John L. Levitow Award as
                the #1 graduate from Airman Leadership School.

                      If you can use a well-organized and detail-oriented professional with strong technical
                knowledge along with the ability to quickly master new technology, I hope you will
                contact me soon to suggest a time when we might have a brief discussion of how I could
                contribute to your organization. I can provide excellent references.

                                                                                Sincerely,



                                                                                Benjamin Long



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              BENJAMIN LONG
              1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305       •    preppub@aol.com      •      (910) 483-6611

OBJECTIVE     To offer strong technical know-how in systems administration and networking to an
              organization that can benefit from my analytical skills and reputation as a quick earner
              who can be counted on to apply innovative ideas and find workable solutions.

EDUCATION     Pursuing degree in Computer Information Systems, Wenters University, SC.
& TRAINING    Studied Business Administration, Mayland Community College, Spruce Pine, SC.
              Received the prestigious John L. Levitow Award for academic and leadership excellence
              as the #1 graduate from Airman Leadership School, 2001.
              Distinguished Graduate, Loadmaster Qualification Course, 2001.

LICENSES      Professional licenses and certifications for Windows NT 4.0 include:
& TECHNICAL   • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), received August 2001.
EXPERTISE     • Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Professional
                  and Internet (MCP&I), will receive October 2001.
              Install and maintain NT Workstation and Server; troubleshoot and maintain Ethernet
              connectivity; strong skills with NT Server and NT Workstation, HP Direct Administration
              and Norton Antivirus; knowledgeable of Excel, Word, and Access.

EXPERIENCE    Earned a reputation as a fast learner and resourceful problem solver, U.S. Air
              Force:
              SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR. Pope AFB, NC (2000-present). Handpicked for this job in a
              networking office; applied my initiative along with skills learned “hands-on” to become one
              of the most knowledgeable professionals in my field in an airlift squadron which requires
              uninterrupted communications and automated systems support.
              • As an Administrator for a resource domain in a single-master domain environ-
                   ment, have provided support for approximately 350 users with 150 NT workstations, two
                   servers, and 25 networked printers.
              • Worked closely with vendors including Microsoft, Micron, Dell, and Gateway to ensure
                   hardware and software compliance as the unit’s Y2K representative; developed contin-
                   gency plans which were in place in case of Y2K failures.
              • Determined hardware and software requirements; acquired equipment; established user
                   accounts; helped users set up e-mail and Internet accounts; maintained Ethernet connectiv-
                   ity.
              • Rebuilt obsolete or outdated hardware to include replacing hard drives and network
                   cards; reformatted hard drives and reinstalled or upgraded software.
              • Maintained accountability over all computer equipment to include keeping inventory
                   control records and delivering unserviceable or obsolete items to a reutilization depot.
              • Have excelled in this highly technical and demanding role simultaneously with a job I
                   have held in aircraft load planning and inspection.

              AIRCRAFT LOAD PLANNING AND INSPECTION SPECIALIST. Pope AFB, TX (1996-
              99). Have displayed a dynamic style of meeting and overcoming challenges which allowed
              me to excel in a simultaneous technical planning and inspection role.
              • Computed load placement and ensured that cargo, mail, and passengers were properly
                   loaded and secured on C-130 aircraft while logging 900 flight hours as a Loadmaster.
              • Was cited as a “vigilant” professional who made immeasurable contributions to the
                   success of projects such as hurricane relief efforts, transportation of humanitarian relief
                   cargo, and delivery of Secret Service personnel and Presidential support equipment to
                   Columbine, CO, following the high school shooting incident, and air shows.

PERSONAL      Organized; strong time management skills. Quickly master technology. Secret clearance.
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          Exact Name of Person
          Exact Title
          Exact Name of Company
          Address
          City, State, Zip

SYSTEMS   Dear Exact Name of Person (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):
ANALYST
                I would appreciate an opportunity to talk with you soon about how I could con-
          tribute to your organization through my background and strong interest in the field of
          information technology as well as through the management abilities I have refined as a
          military officer.

                As you will see from my enclosed resume, I am a Senior Manager with the Micron
          Corporation and have built a reputation as an assertive, articulate, and intelligent profes-
          sional with exceptionally well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills. Since
          earning my B.S. degree in Administrative Office Management (Systems Management), I have
          completed the Micron Corporation’s Computer Science School.

                In my current job as a Systems Analyst, I have been the chief architect of the
          Automated Approach to Training (AAT), a $10 million application supporting a $1 billion
          learning program. On a formal performance evaluation, I have been commended for my
          “natural leadership style which is complemented by technical knowledge of hardware infra-
          structures and IDEF modeling.” I offer extensive experience in enterprise database appli-
          cation development, as well as in software design and development using such develop-
          ment tools as Rational Rose and Unified Modeling Language (UML).

                 While applying my technical knowledge of automation operations, I have suc-
          cessfully completed projects to automate the budget, logistics, training, and personnel ad-
          ministration procedures for improved efficiency and productivity in several organizations. I
          have frequently been singled out for praise and cited as an exceptional performer who
          can be depended on to solve any problem and bring diverse work forces together to
          exceed performance standards. Technical training for which I have been selected has
          included the Windows NT System Administrator Course leading to NT Administrator
          certification.

               If you can use an experienced information technology professional who offers well-
          developed technical skills and an enthusiastic style of leadership by example, I hope
          you will contact me to suggest a time when we might meet to discuss your needs. I can
          assure you in advance that I could rapidly become an asset to your organization.

                                                                       Sincerely,




                                                                       Phillip Dees




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                   PHILLIP DEES
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305  • preppub@aol.com •         (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________

OBJECTIVE          To offer expertise in information technology to an organization that can benefit from my
                   technical skills as well as leadership ability which has been refined as a project manager.

EDUCATION          B.S., Administrative Office Management (Systems Management), Central Virginia
& TRAINING         University, Richmond, VA, 1993.
                   Excelled in training programs including an advanced staff management school and Micron’s
                   Computer Science School emphasizing system hardware, design, Local Area Network
                   (LAN) management, and programming languages (Visual Basic, ADA, and Basic AI).
                   Completed courses in A+ Microcomputer Support and Service, Windows NT Server Core
                   Technologies, Microsoft Exchange Server Concepts and Administration, Unified Model-
                   ing Language (UML) Concepts and Analysis, Rational Rose, Asymetrix Multimedia Tool
                   Book, and Paint Shop Pro.

COMPUTER           Proficient in Windows NT2000, Novell, network security, IDEF modeling, BPWIN and
EXPERTISE          ERWIN modeling software, web design and development, and software engineering, design,
                   and development using Rational Rose, UML, and other software design and development tools.
                   • Selected for Windows NT System Administration Course leading to NT Administrator
                       certification.
                   • Completed a resident course on the Powerbuilder application language utilized by the
                       ASAT and SATS system development teams.
                   • Completed state-of-the-art training in Structure Query Language (SQL).
                   • Extensive experience in enterprise database application development.
                   Offer knowledge in Visual Basic, Powerbuilder object-oriented design, data communications,
                   hardware construction and design, LANs, and Wide Area Networks.

EXPERIENCE         Advanced to the rank of Senior Manager with the Micron Corporation:
                   SYSTEMS ANALYST. Richmond, VA (2000-present). Was the key developer of the
                   Automated Approach to Training (AAT), which is the state-of-the-art training and policy
                   development and production tool for the Department of Defense and the major generator of
                   information for the Standard Training System (STS).
                   • Have been the key architect in developing the Automated Approach to Training (AAT),
                        a $10 million application supporting a $1 billion learning program; on a formal perfor-
                        mance evaluation, was commended for “a natural leadership style which is comple-
                        mented by technical knowledge of hardware infrastructures and IDEF modeling.”

                   PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION MANAGER AND ADVISOR. Sacramento, CA (1996-
                   00). Molded eight personnel specialists into a team which provided timely and accurate
                   support for a 1,500-person center training individuals in 11 different technical career fields.
                   • Developed a review and analysis program which resulted in a 99% on-time document
                        processing rate; was handpicked as Consultant at Micron’s premier training center.

                   PROJECT MANAGER. Charlotte, NC (1994-96). Significantly improved procedures while
                   overseeing issues related to the training and performance, health and welfare, and logistical
                   support of 340 people and $1 million worth of property.
                   • Brought about dramatic improvement in training by automating many routine tasks
                       and involving supervisory personnel in maximizing training resources.

PERSONAL           Secret security clearance. Received several medals and awards.



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          Exact Name of Person
          Exact Title
          Exact Name of Company
          Address
          City, State, Zip

SYSTEMS   Dear Exact Name of Person (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):
ANALYST
               With the enclosed resume, I would like to express my interest in exploring em-
          ployment opportunities with your organization.

                 As you will see from my enclosed resume, I am a Senior Systems Analyst in-
          volved in database design, development, and integration. With a strong reputation in
          the field of database application integration and management, I am especially skilled in
          enterprise-wide project management. I have become proficient at deploying and inte-
          grating new database applications, and I have also designed, developed, and de-
          ployed database-stored procedures and triggers. I have applied my knowledge and ex-
          perience with HTML in designing and developing many dynamic project web sites. In
          enterprise database application development, as well as in software design and devel-
          opment, I have used a wide range of tools including Oracle, Unified Modeling Language
          (UML), Front Page, Hot Metal Pro, and Coldfusion 4.5.

                With an aggressive bottom-line orientation and a strong customer service ap-
          proach, I have been credited with bringing about significant improvements for cus-
          tomers while overseeing all aspects of their projects. I am known for my ability to trans-
          late technical language into information easily understood by everyone, from senior
          managers to end users.

               After earning a B.S. degree in the Systems Management field, I excelled as a
          Systems Analyst with the Department of Defense. On a formal performance evaluation, I
          was commended for my “natural leadership style as well as technical knowledge of hard-
          ware infrastructures and IDEF modeling.”

                If you can use an experienced information technology professional who offers well-
          developed technical skills along with an enthusiastic style of leadership by example,
          I hope you will contact me to suggest a time when we might meet to discuss your needs.
          I can assure you in advance that I could rapidly become an asset to your organization. I
          can provide outstanding references.

                                                                      Sincerely,




                                                                      Jon Du Pre




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                    JON DU PRE
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305  • preppub@aol.com •         (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________

OBJECTIVE           To offer expertise in information technology to an organization that can benefit from my
                    technical skills as well as strong management abilities refined as a military officer.

EDUCATION           B.S., Administrative Office Management (Systems Management), Central Washing-
                    ton University, Ellensburg, WA, 1995.

TRAINING            Courses in Oracle SQL and PL/SQL, JavaScript, Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0, Oracle
                    Developer/2000, UNIX Programming, and C++ Programming, United Technology
                    Institute, 2000; TeamPlay version 1.5.9 project management, Primavera, 1999.
                    Training programs included an advanced management school and the U.S. Army Com-
                    puter Science School emphasizing system hardware, design, Local Area Network (LAN)
                    management, and programming languages with an emphasis on Visual Basic and Ada95.
                    Courses in A+ Microcomputer Support and Service, Windows NT Server 4.0 Core
                    Technologies, Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 Concepts and Administration, Unified
                    Modeling Language (UML) Concepts and Analysis, and Rational Rose.

COMPUTER            Proficient with Oracle developer and Visual Basic 6, additionally use Embarcader
EXPERTISE           Rapid SQL 5.6, Visio 5.0 Technical Drawing software, Allround Automation PL/
                    SQL Developer, Primavera TeamPlay Enterprise Project Management software
                    versions 1.6.4 and 2.0 as well as Front Page 2000 and Hot Metal Pro version 4; basic
                    knowledge of Coldfusion version 4.5.
                    • Proficient in Windows 95/98 and NT, IDEFIX database modeling techniques, BPWIN
                        and ERWIN database modeling software, web design/development, and software
                        engineering/design/development.
                    • Completed a resident course on the Powerbuilder 5.0 application language utilized
                        by system development teams.
                    • Extensive experience in enterprise database application development.
                    Knowledge of data communications, hardware construction and design, LANs, and WANs.

EXPERIENCE          SENIOR SYSTEMS ANALYST. RunningSystems, Inc., Washington, DC (2000-present).
                    Gained respect for my expertise in implementing the enterprise-wide project management
                    database and TeamPlay project management tools which have resulted in significant
                    improvements for customers while overseeing all aspects of database design and development
                    and integrating databases for seamless information flow through separate departments and
                    agencies.
                    • Work closely with all levels from senior management to end users to explain system
                        applications and issues encountered while implementing and integrating true management
                        solutions.
                    • Developed Java and Active-X solutions to integration of the enterprise-wide project
                        management system with existing customer business processes and automated tools.

                    SYSTEMS ANALYST. Department of Defense, Washington, DC (1996-99). Was a major
                    participant in the development of a new application supporting a $1 billion learning pro-
                    gram; this state-of-the-art training and policy development and production tool was the major
                    generator of information for the Department of Defense Training System.
                    • Commended for technical hardware infrastructures and IDEF modeling knowledge.

PERSONAL            Self-starter with strong personal initiative. Member, Computer Management Institute. Strong
                    references on request.


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                      Exact Name of Person
                      Exact Title
                      Exact Name of Company
                      Address
                      City, State, Zip

TELECOMMUNICATIONS    Dear Exact Name of Person: (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):
       MAINTENANCE
         TECHNICIAN         With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my background in
                      telecommunications installation, maintenance, repair, and operation gained while work-
                      ing in the U.S.Customs Service.

                            As you will see from my resume, through specialized training and experience, I
                      have become skilled in multichannel transmission systems operations and maintenance.
                      Among my skills are maintaining equipment to the unit level, establishing links within
                      a network, establishing mobile subscriber equipment (MSE) links, and maintaining
                      links within a network.

                            Presently assigned to a four-person team, I am frequently called on to act in a
                      leadership role. I have been credited with playing an important role in the success of
                      this newly established and configured team of telecommunications specialists. My team
                      provides uninterrupted communications support for units which must respond on short
                      notice to trouble spots anywhere in the world.

                             If you can use an experienced telecommunications specialist, I offer strong skills
                      in team leadership and supervisory roles. I hope you will welcome my call soon when I
                      try to arrange a brief meeting to discuss your goals and how my background might serve
                      your needs. I can provide outstanding references at the appropriate time.

                                                                                 Sincerely,




                                                                                 Elmer Oliphant



                              Alternate Last Paragraph:
                              I hope you will write or call me soon to suggest a time when we might meet to
                      discuss your needs and goals and how my background might serve them. I can provide
                      outstanding references at the appropriate time.




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                   ELMER OLIPHANT
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305  • preppub@aol.com •         (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________

OBJECTIVE          To contribute my technical telecommunications skills to an organization that can use a tal-
                   ented young professional who offers superior communication and motivational abilities along
                   with a versatile background in areas including finance and marketing.

EDUCATION          Have completed approximately two years of general college course work.
& TRAINING         Completed technical training for multichannel transmission systems operators and maintenance
                   specialists which was sponsored by the U.S. Customs Service.

TECHNICAL          Install, operate, maintain, and repair telecommunications equipment:
SKILLS             operate: SINCGARS single-channel and frequency hopping modes
                   maintain to unit level: order wire control unit C-10716/TRC (OCU-I and II)
                   radio repeater sets AN/TRC-138A and 174                radio sets AN/GRC 103 and 222
                   radio terminal sets AN/TRC-173 and 175                 group multiplexer TD-1237/G
                   remote multiplexer-combiner TD-1234/G                  radio set AN/GRC-226(V)
                   trunk group multiplexer TD-1236/G                      digital data modem MD-1065/G
                   digital data group modem MD-1026(P)/G                  modem MD-1270(P)/T
                   low-speed cable driver modem MD-1023 and 1026(P)/G
                   establish link within a network:
                   using radio terminal sets AN/TRC-173 and 175
                   using radio repeater sets AN/TRC-174 and 138A
                   using LOS multichannel radio terminal AN/TRC-190(V)
                   using radio access unit AN/TRC-191
                   establishing and maintaining mobile subscriber equipment (MSE) links:
                   radio access unit AN/TRC-191

EXPERIENCE         Have advanced to leadership roles while refining technical skills, U.S. Customs Service:
                   TELECOMMUNICATIONS OPERATOR AND MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN. Mi-
                   ami, FL (1998-present). Am frequently called on to act as the leader of a four-person team of
                   multichannel transmission operators and maintainers.
                   • Have played a major role in the success of a team which was developed from scratch to
                       provide support for a signal communications organization.
                   • Helped manage the actions of subordinate personnel while supervising the installation,
                       operation, and maintenance of communications systems which supported missions which
                       have to be carried out on short notice anywhere in the world.

                   TELECOMMUNICATIONS OPERATOR AND MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN.
                   Germany (1996-98). Made valuable contributions to the success of a four-person team which
                   established and maintained communications despite the drawbacks of working and living in
                   a foreign country; earned a respected medal.
                   • Selected to handle responsibilities as a transportation coordinator for a seven-month
                        period in 1998, learned to handle the details of providing logistics support.

                   Highlights of earlier experience in computer accounting and marketing, Houston, TX:
                   As an Account Representative, gained extensive, in-depth experience in computer account-
                   ing and business operations while involved in liquidating accounts receivable.
                   As a Marketing Representative, was a key factor in the success of sales efforts.

PERSONAL           Have basic skills in German, Spanish, Italian, and French. Was entrusted with a Secret
                   security clearance. Am highly self-disciplined with strong time management skills.


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                     Exact Name of Person
                     Exact Title
                     Exact Name of Company
                     Address
                     City, State, Zip

TELECOMMUNICATIONS   Dear Exact Name of Person: (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):
         OPERATOR
                             With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my background,
                     skills, and experience related to technical telecommunications and cryptographic equipment
                     troubleshooting, maintenance, and operations.

                           As you will see from my resume, while working for the Textronix Corporation for
                     approximately four years, I quickly advanced to supervisory roles. With this major de-
                     fense contractor, I have put my technical know-how and supervisory skills to work in
                     numerous classified overseas missions vital to national security. For example, during
                     situations in Africa, Japan, Puerto Rico, and Egypt, I played a key role in managing
                     radio communications in support of Special Forces operations.

                           With a broad range of experience, I am skilled in network switching operations,
                     wire systems installation and operations, switchboard programming, maintenance, and
                     interfacing. Familiar with the military’s standard cryptographic devices, I can recog-
                     nize and decipher most cryptographic messages as well as troubleshooting and repair-
                     ing the equipment.

                           My versatile experience while in the military service has included fielding and
                     testing new systems, maintaining reports and records, and training others in technical
                     subject matter. Known for my low-key style and approach, I offer excellent technical
                     knowledge and skills along with a reputation as a dedicated and honest professional. If
                     you can use an experienced individual known for his high level of integrity, I hope you
                     will welcome my call soon when I try to arrange a brief meeting to discuss your goals
                     and how my background might serve your needs. I can provide outstanding references
                     at the appropriate time.

                                                                                Sincerely,




                                                                                Robin Olds



                             Alternate Last Paragraph:
                             I hope you will write or call me soon to suggest a time when we might meet to
                     discuss your needs and goals and how my background might serve them. I can provide
                     outstanding references at the appropriate time.




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                  ROBIN OLDS
____________________________________________________________________________________________
                  1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305 • preppub@aol.com •  (910) 483-6611

OBJECTIVE         To offer expertise in technical operations related to the troubleshooting and repair of
                  telecommunications and cryptographic systems as well as a reputation as a young profes-
                  sional who can be counted on to dedicate every effort to keeping systems operational.

EDUCATION         Completed college course work in Computer Operations, University of Maryland, 1995.
& TRAINING        Graduated from the Telecommunications Operator’s Course, Ft. Gordon, GA, 1994.

CLEARANCE         Have been entrusted with a Top Secret/SCI security clearance.

EQUIPMENT         Install, operate, troubleshoot, and maintain telecommunications equipment including:
EXPERTISE             automated switchboards                        fax machines
                      mini and mainframe computers                  manual switchboards
                      telephone and switchboard test equipment 26-pair telephone cable
                      communications security (COMSEC) devices including STU III telephones
                  Proficient with computer programs which include the following:
                      Windows NT                  SARAH Internet                      MTF Editor (MDT)
                      Windows 3.1                 Works 1998      Lotus 1-2-3        WordPerfect
                      MS Office Binder            Windows 97      File Maker Pro     MS Photo Editor
                      ProComm (Pro Communications) Delrina Form Flow DINAH
                      MS Office 97: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook

EXPERIENCE        Advanced to a supervisory role while earning a reputation as a dependable and
                  reliable “behind the scenes” type of technical professional with the ability to quickly
                  master new systems and procedures, Textronix Corporation:
                  SUPERVISORY TELECOMMUNICATIONS OPERATOR AND MAINTAINER.
                  Washington, DC (1999-02). Supervised four telecommunications specialists while working
                  with MDT, ProComm, COMSEC, SCAMPI, and numerous other computer systems and
                  devices while providing technical support for quick-response missions.
                  • Was selected to participate in special classified missions vital to national security and
                      which required travel to areas of Africa, Egypt, Japan, and Puerto Rico.
                  • While on one assignment in Africa, was credited with helping in the efforts which al-
                      lowed citizens of the Ivory Coast to take back control of their country.
                  • Fielded and tested the Secure Enroute Communications Package (SECOMP); then
                      troubleshot and managed this communications system.
                  • Oversaw and personally installed, operated, and performed company-level maintenance
                      on telecommunications and automated message switching equipment.
                  • Interpreted and used appropriate technical manuals and guidelines in connection with
                      my experience and knowledge to diagnose problems and troubleshoot networks.
                  • Operated automated computers while receiving, storing, transmitting, and forwarding
                      data communications; performed system backups to ensure dependability of equipment.
                  • Corrected communications security (COMSEC) violations; coordinated work schedules;
                      maintained work logs; programmed automatic switchboard systems.

                  TELECOMMUNICATIONS SUPERVISOR and COMPUTER OPERATOR. Korea (1995-
                  99). Supervised four telecommunications specialists while meeting the demands of these
                  two jobs simultaneously; provided company-level and direct support maintenance on PCs.
                  • Cited for my skill as a trainer, instructed peers, subordinates, and supervisors.

PERSONAL          Was honored with an Army Commendation Medal and a National Defense Service Medal in
                  recognition of my professionalism. I am licensed to operate cargo and utility trucks.


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                  Exact Name of Person
                  Exact Title
                  Exact Name of Company
                  Address
                  City, State, Zip

TELECOMMUNICA-    Dear Exact Name of Person (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):
          TIONS
     SUPERVISOR         With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my background in
                  telecommunications and computer systems operations.

                        While working for the ABX Computer Company, I have built a reputation as a
                  talented and articulate leader while developing expertise and strong knowledge in ar-
                  eas ranging from communications security, to fiber optics, to PBX management, to
                  help desk management, to voice mail/call accounting management. I have also excelled in
                  operational areas including personnel management, telecommunications operations su-
                  pervision, and instructing/training roles as well as in research and development and
                  the fielding and testing of new systems.

                        In my present assignment as a Telecommunications Supervisor, I am applying
                  project management skills as the company’s liaison with the U.S. Navy and its systems
                  development group during the testing and validation of an experimental Portable Se-
                  cure Messaging System. I am responsible for utilizing, upgrading, maintaining, and
                  accounting for more than $2.5 million worth of computer and communications equip-
                  ment. In prior military assignments, I have controlled, installed, and maintained digital
                  and analog phones and phone lines, fiber optics, and computer hardware and software
                  as well as overseeing communications security (COMSEC) procedures and training tech-
                  nical personnel including those from Middle Eastern and African countries.

                         Presently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree, I have completed extensive technical train-
                  ing which has led to certification in PBX Management (Lucent Technologies and Mitel),
                  communications security (National Security Agency), and Microsoft Windows and Of-
                  fice (Cedallion). I have also been certified in fiber optics installation and repair, com-
                  puter software/hardware installation and repair, and secure text messaging transfer.

                        If you can use an experienced and technically proficient professional who has con-
                  sistently been recognized as a reliable and honest individual, I hope you will contact
                  me soon to suggest a time when we might meet to discuss your needs. I can assure you
                  in advance that I can provide outstanding references and could quickly become an asset
                  to your organization.

                                                                              Sincerely,



                                                                              Betty Merritt




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                    BETTY MERRITT
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305      • preppub@aol.com •          (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________
OBJECTIVE           To offer expertise in project management and a broad base of technical experience with
                    telecommunications and computer systems to an organization that can use an articulate
                    and intelligent professional with exceptional motivational and customer service skills.

EDUCATION,     Am only two courses short of a Bachelor’s degree, Regents College of the State of New
TRAINING &     York, Albany; have completed 134 credit hours.
CERTIFICATIONS Completed extensive technical training leading to certification in the following areas:
                Fiber optics installation and repair/computer software and hardware installation and repair
                Microsoft Windows and Office programs (Cedalion)
                Communications security (National Security Agency)
                PBX management (Lucent Technologies and Mitel)
                Secure text messaging transfer over satellites, phone line, or high-frequency transmission
               Through experience and training, gained knowledge and skills related to following areas:
                troubleshooting and repairing telecommunications and computer equipment;
                COMSEC, radio, telephones, routers, computers, CISCO router

EXPERIENCE          Have advanced as a project manager, supervisor, and technical specialist, ABX
                    Computer Company:
                    TELECOMMUNICATIONS SUPERVISOR. New York, NY (2000-present). Applied techni-
                    cal and project management expertise as the Army’s liaison during the testing and valida-
                    tion of an experimental Department of Defense system – the Portable Secure Messaging
                    System.
                    • Worked in close cooperation with my counterparts in a government systems development
                         group during this joint project. Utilized, maintained, accounted for, and upgraded $2.5
                         million worth of computer and communications equipment; assessed project needs.
                    • Excelled in motivating personnel while training them and evaluating their performance.

                    PBX MANAGER, COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST AND TECHNICIAN, and TRAIN-
                    ING SPECIALIST. Dallas, TX (1997-99). Controlled a $17 million inventory of commer-
                    cial communications equipment while handling multiple supervisory, technical, and mana-
                    gerial duties in support of missions vital to national security.
                    • Administered, operated, managed, and/or maintained several systems ranging from a
                         Lucent G-3 PBX switch, to a Mitel SX2000 PBX switch, to Lucent Call Accounting and
                         Intuity Audix Voice Mail Systems. Installed digital and analog phones and phone lines
                         as well as installing Life Cycle Replacement computers.
                    • Installed, repaired, and maintained fiber optics lines for LAN and WAN use along with
                         repairing hardware and software in existing LAN and WAN computers.
                    • Specially selected to oversee communications security procedures, was liaison with the
                         NSA for COMSEC, and instructed users and technicians in phone systems and COMSEC.

                    COMMUNICATIONS SECURITY MANAGER. Houston, TX (1995-97). Maintained, accounted
                    for, and dispersed in excess of 6,000 security codes in a 17,000-person division.

                    COMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN and TRAINING SPECIALIST. Lexington, KY
                    (1991-95). Applied my technical and motivational skills while taking more than 50 people
                    with no prior knowledge of telecommunications equipment and developing them into 100%
                    effective communications professionals able to operate and maintain state-of-the-art systems.
                    • Designed and installed commercial communications systems in Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar,
                         and Iraq as well as in several African countries.

PERSONAL            Was entrusted with a Top Secret/SSBI security clearance.
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                  Address
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TELECOMMUNICA-
          TIONS   Dear Exact Name of Person: (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):
     SUPERVISOR
                        With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my interest in ex-
                  ploring employment opportunities within your organization.

                        As you will see from my enclosed resume, I offer a strong base of knowledge re-
                  lated to the telecommunications field. In my most recent position, I served with distinc-
                  tion in a supervisory role. I trained and supervised other individuals in erecting and
                  maintaining antennas up to 30 meters, operating and maintaining line-of-sight radios,
                  and providing expert preventive maintenance on trucks, communications shelters, and gen-
                  erators. I have trained dozens of individuals in techniques for safely operating and main-
                  taining telecommunications equipment.

                        I hold a BICSI certification, a certification in Telecommunications Installation
                  and Maintenance, and have completed college courses related to fiber optics, cable splic-
                  ing, LAN, and many other areas. While working for Lucent Technologies, I earned a
                  reputation as a talented problem solver and troubleshooter, and I received numerous
                  medals, honors, and certificates of achievement.

                       I am confident that I can become a highly valued employee of an organization that
                  can use a hard worker with strong technical knowledge and supervisory experience. I
                  hope you will contact me to suggest a time when we might meet in person to discuss
                  your needs.

                                                                             Sincerely,




                                                                             Syd Moran




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                    SYD MORAN
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305  • preppub@aol.com •         (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________

OBJECTIVE           I want to benefit an organization that can use a telecommunications professional who offers
                    experience in installation and maintenance as well as employee training and supervision.

EDUCATION           Completed with honors the following college courses, Central Illinois Community College,
                    2001:
                    Telecom Basic Electricity   Fiber Optics: OSP and LAN           Station I & R
                    Comdial Key Systems         BICSI Standards           LAN: Copper
                    Digital CO Installation     Cable Fault Installation            Cable Splicing
                    Graduated from the Multi-Channel Transmission Systems Operator-Maintainer Course spon-
                    sored by GTE Government Systems Corp. and the U.S. Army Signal Center, 1996.
                    Graduated from Walt Whitman High School, Huntington Station, NY, 1991.

CERTIFICATIONS      Received BICSI Certification; am currently an apprentice.
                    Received certifications for driving wheeled vehicles.
                    Received Certificate in Telecommunications Installation and Maintenance.

EXPERIENCE          Lucent Technologies: Was promoted ahead of my peers to supervisory responsibili-
                    ties while acquiring expertise in the telecommunications field:
                    TELECOMMUNICATIONS SUPERVISOR. Chicago, IL (1998-present). Supervised a team
                    of telecommunications specialists involved in providing telecommunications support for thousands
                    of individuals; was selected for this position which is usually held by an individual more
                    senior in experience.
                    • Provided oversight for the erection and maintenance of antennas up to 30 meters.
                    • Trained and supervised others in operating and maintaining line-of-sight radios.
                    • Earned widespread respect for my strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
                    • Gained strong organizational and supervisory skills while training junior employees in
                          proven techniques for safely troubleshooting complex problems.
                    • Have become skilled in troubleshooting radios, telephones, and cables; have also be-
                          come skilled in splicing cables and fiber optics.

                    TELECOMMUNICATIONS TEAM CHIEF & TELECOMMUNICATIONS OPERATOR.
                    Germany (1996-98). After excelling in all aspects of telecommunications operations and main-
                    tenance, was selected to act as Chief of a team of telecommunications professionals involved
                    in installation, maintenance, and repair activities.
                    • Provided expert preventive maintenance on trucks, communications shelters, and
                         generators.
                    • Worked with dozens of customer organizations while providing prompt and courteous
                         technical support.
                    • Became skilled in troubleshooting line-of-sight equipment.

                    Other experience: CONSTRUCTION APPRENTICE. New York. After graduating from
                    high school and before entering military service, was involved in building turbine engines.
                    Learned to calibrate precise measurements and assure operation of machinery according to
                    exact tolerances.

HONORS              Numerous certificates of achievement for exceptional performance.

PERSONAL            Outstanding references. Knowledgeable of Hazmat. Offer a reputation as a dependable hard
                    worker with an ability to rapidly master new tasks, procedures, and systems.


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                      Exact Title
                      Exact Name of Company
                      Address
                      City, State, Zip

TELECOMMUNICATIONS    Dear Exact Name of Person (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):
    SUPPORT SYSTEMS
         SUPERVISOR        With the enclosed resume, I would like to express my interest in exploring em-
                      ployment opportunities with your organization.

                            As you will see from the resume, I am a technically proficient young professional
                      with skills in the areas of installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting telecommunications
                      equipment. A quick learner who works well in both supervisory roles or as a contributor
                      to team efforts, I am accustomed to working under deadlines and in fluid environments
                      where priorities can change rapidly. With a reputation for adaptability and a willingness to
                      take on the tough jobs, I excel in motivating and training others while setting an ex-
                      ample of professionalism.

                           Although I am highly respected and have been strongly encouraged to remain in
                      the National Security Agency and assured of continued rapid advancement, I have made
                      the decision to pursue further education leading to MCSE certification and employ-
                      ment in the private sector. I have become known as one who can be counted on to share
                      my expertise with others and put in the long hours needed to provide support services
                      which kept telecommunications systems up and running.

                            Entrusted with a Secret security clearance, I have earned recognition for my pro-
                      fessionalism and dedication with numerous cash bonuses and awards.

                            If you can use my technical aptitude and skills as well as my reputation as a self-
                      motivated quick learner, I hope you will contact me soon to suggest a time when we
                      might meet to discuss how I could contribute to your organization. I will provide excel-
                      lent professional and personal references at the appropriate time. Thank you for your
                      time and consideration.

                                                                                   Sincerely,



                                                                                   Josiah Dubber

                            P.S. Because of the nature of my job, I am traveling extensively at the present
                      time (and often on short notice) in order to establish new communications systems world-
                      wide. Therefore, I have provided only my e-mail address on my resume since this is the
                      best way to contact me.




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                  JOSIAH DUBBER
                  preppub@aol.co


_________________________________________________________________________________________

OBJECTIVE        To offer strong technical skills in telecommunications installation, troubleshooting, and
                 maintenance along with a reputation as a quick learner who can handle deadline pressure.

EDUCATION        Completed courses in computer literacy, emergency lifesaving, and emergency medical
& TRAINING       technology, Western Colorado Community College, Carson City, CO.
                 Completed NSA’s Leadership Development Course and technical training which included
                 courses for signal support systems specialists, emergency medical technology instructors,
                 emergency program managers, and COMSEC (communications security) custodians.

TECHNICAL        Through experience and training, have become proficient in telecommunications installa-
                 tion,
KNOWLEDGE         maintenance, troubleshooting, and equipment problem identification.
                 Offer knowledge of automated data systems software and hardware.

EXPERIENCE       Have advanced to supervisory roles in highly technical environments, National Security
                 Agency:
                 SENIOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS SUPPORT SYSTEMS SUPERVISOR. Carson
                 City, CO (2000-present). Cited for my technical expertise and ability to inspire subordinates through
                 my positive attitude and dedication, supervise others, and personally install, maintain,
                 and troubleshoot telecommunications equipment.
                 • Provide support and guidance for equipment including signal support systems and
                     terminal devices including radio, wire, and battlefield automation systems.
                 • Supervise two people in a unit with a short-notice worldwide response mission.
                 • Cited for my ability to accomplish even the most demanding tasks, exceeded standards
                     in all evaluated areas during training, physical fitness testing, and inspections.
                 • Am known for my take-charge attitude and willingness to take on any job and use
                     positive reinforcement to encourage subordinates to work independently and as a team.

                  COMMUNICATIONS SECTION SUPERVISOR. Italy (1999-00). Earned respect for my
                  technical knowledge and willingness to share my expertise with others while overseeing
                  maintenance and control of equipment valued in excess of $1 million.
                  • Trained 26 radio telephone operators/technicians who quickly became skilled in the
                      maintenance, use, and upkeep of their equipment.
                  • Ensured communications and night-vision equipment availability on short notice.
                  • Created and then implemented communications standard operating procedures (SOP).

                  COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST. Italy (1998-99). Praised for physical and mental tough-
                  ness along with my “genuine concern for subordinates,” was known for my willingness to
                  work long hours to ensure reliability of wire and FM communications systems.
                  • Advised a manager on system planning and employment.
                  • Instructed two radiotelephone operator courses which produced eight knowledgeable
                      personnel.
                  • Assisted in providing physical security for weapons and was a key player in leading the
                      “arms room” to receive the only passing inspection score in the parent organization.

                  COMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN. England (1995-98). Advanced to supervisory roles
                  while building a reputation as a skilled and self-motivated technician.

PERSONAL          Was entrusted with a Secret security clearance. Highly self-motivated.
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                  Exact Name of Company
                  Address
                  City, State, Zip

TELECOMMUNICA-    Dear Exact Name of Person (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):
          TIONS
          TEAM           With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my broad base of
     SUPERVISOR   skills, knowledge, and experience with an emphasis on applying technical computer
                  skills and the ability to supervise, train, and instruct others.

                        As you will see by my enclosed resume, I have gained a strong background in the
                  computer field and recently attained the Microsoft Builders Network, Level 2, certification. I
                  have a talent for quickly and easily mastering new technology and offer a wide-ranging
                  level of knowledge gained primarily through self study and the personal enjoyment of
                  keeping up with the latest technological advances.

                         While working with the Defense Intelligence Agency, I earned numerous medals
                  and honors for my accomplishments and contributions which resulted in high ratings in
                  evaluations, inspections, and training exercises as well as in the building of results-
                  oriented teams of specialists. My background in supervision and management has given
                  me opportunities to gain exposure to operational activities including supply, personnel,
                  and administrative support as well as telecommunications and weapons systems opera-
                  tions.

                       My years with the DIA also gave me the chance to work in international settings
                  which included Germany, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia. In these settings, I
                  was able to work with personnel from other military services and other countries while
                  expanding my skills and knowledge.

                        If you can use an experienced professional who is an enthusiastic and energetic
                  quick learner, I hope you will contact me to suggest a time when we might meet to
                  discuss your needs. I can assure you in advance that I could rapidly become an asset to
                  your organization.

                                                                                Sincerely,




                                                                                Frederick Lark




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                   FREDERICK LARK
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305  • preppub@aol.com •         (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________

OBJECTIVE          To benefit an organization that can use my extensive computer skills and knowledge as well
                   as my supervisory and team-building abilities.

CERTIFICATION      Attained the Microsoft Builders Network, Level 2, certification in 1998.
                   Was required to demonstrate the ability to code in Dynamic HTML, and write Java scriplets
                   to earn this certification.

TECHNICAL          Proficient with software which includes:
SKILLS             Windows NTdBase IV and III                       MS Office Pro             Front Page
                   WordPerfect          Microsoft GIF Animator      Harvard Graphics          DOS up to 6.22
                   Adobe PhotoShop      Paradox 3                   Adobe Acrobat             Print Artist
                   Print Master Gold Publishing Suite               Microsoft Liquid Motion   Xara 3D
                   Microsoft Image Composer 1.5                     Microsoft Publisher       Lotus Organizer
                   FrontPage Software Developers Kit                Ulead Web Utilities       WS FTP 32
                   Crystal 3D Impact Pro                            Norton’s Utility Suite    JFax 32 4/21
                   Offer limited experience in installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting LANs; proficient
                   with HTML and Java.
                   Have qualified as a Beta Tester for services including:
                       America Online since 1995                             Internet Explorer
                       Netscape Communicator 4.5 Preview Release 2           Outlook Express

EXPERIENCE         Earned recognition as a technically proficient professional and effective supervisor
                   while serving my country in the Defense Intelligence Agency:
                   COMPUTER SYSTEMS TEAM SUPERVISOR. Washington, DC (2000-present). Trained
                   and supervised specialists while controlling the operation and employment of state-of-the-
                   art computer systems and supporting telecommunications equipment valued in excess of
                   $6.4 million.
                   • Recognized for “uncompromising integrity” and a talent for building the confidence and
                        cooperation of team members, was cited for my effectiveness in achieving results.
                   • Was honored with an Achievement Medal for accomplishments as a team leader during
                        a training center rotation in which my team successfully carried out the ambush of
                        three aircraft behind enemy lines with no injuries.
                   • Set up Local Area Networks (LANs) and applied management and decision-making skills
                        while coordinating the various elements of ground communications systems.
                   • In recognition of my communication skills and expertise, was singled out to brief VIPs
                        including members of Congress and General Officers.

                   PROJECT MANAGER. Germany (1996-99). Earned several awards while managing 30
                   people including four department heads (section managers) in an air defense organization.
                   • Was promoted from Team Chief to Project Manager ahead of my peers.
                   • Guided my section of specialists to superior scores despite being 75% understaffed dur-
                       ing a technical evaluation of operations.
                   • Accepted the additional challenge of overseeing the unit’s training operations, and in
                       the first major inspection under my supervision received commendable ratings in nearly
                       three-fourths of the areas being inspected.

CLEARANCE          Hold Secret security clearance

PERSONAL           Am highly technically oriented – enjoy designing web sites as a hobby.


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                     Exact Name of Company
                     Address
                     City, State, Zip

TEST PLANS ANALYST   Dear Exact Name of Person (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):

                          With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my interest in
                     exploring employment opportunities with your organization.

                           As you will see from my resume, I have worked as a Test Plans Analyst for the
                     government since 1995. In my current position, I manage 150 people including test plan
                     analysts, subject matter experts, support contractors, analysts, and government
                     personnel while playing a key role in providing oversight for a $4.1 million budget. I am
                     considered an expert in all phases of test planning and implementation including
                     developing training programs, supervising test teams, identifying test procedures,
                     conducting tests, supervising the collection and reporting of data, and representing
                     test teams in briefings and oral presentations.

                           With extensive computer skills and training related to numerous programs and
                     applications, I have recently completed advanced training sponsored by the Microsoft
                     Corporation. I am experienced in interfacing with civilian contractors as well as all
                     government agencies including the Directorate of Logistics, TEXCOM Resource
                     Management Directorate, and the Budget Division as well as with the Department of
                     the Army at all levels. I am widely respected for my exceptional problem-solving ability,
                     and I have developed data base application programs, quality control programs,
                     Standard Operating Procedures, as well as numerous training programs.

                           Although I am excelling in my current position in Miami, I recently married a
                     native of San Diego, and I am seeking employment which will permit me to permanently
                     resettle in California. I can provide outstanding personal and professional references at
                     the appropriate time, and I would appreciate an opportunity to talk with you soon about
                     your needs and how my skills and knowledge could help you.

                                                                                Yours sincerely,




                                                                                Spartan Agnew




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                   SPARTAN AGNEW
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305  • preppub@aol.com •         (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________


OBJECTIVE          To contribute to an organization that can use an experienced manager with vast experience
                   in managing people, budgets, and projects while utilizing state-of-the-art software.

EXPERIENCE         TEST PLANS ANALYST. Department of Defense, Miami, FL (2000-present). Manage 150
                   people including test plan analysts, subject matter experts, support contractors, analysts,
                   and government personnel involved in the collection of data.
                   • Played a key role in providing oversight for a $4.1 million budget.

                   COMPUTER NETWORK ANALYST. Special Operations Command, Ft. Bragg, NC (1997-
                   99). Managed up to 120 people and a multimillion-dollar budget while performing as the
                   Assistant Test Officer/Operations Officer in support of the Advanced SINCGARS
                   customer’s test (CT); supervised up to 120 people.
                   • Identified test procedures, conducted tests, and developed comprehensive test reports
                        while also supervising data collection, handling, reduction, analysis, and reporting.

                   PLANS ANALYST. Department of the Army, Richmond, VA (1997). Support contractor for
                   the U.S. Army Test and Experimentation Command (TEXCOM) in the conduct of the Bradley
                   FVS A3 Limited User Test (lUT) phase II and III.
                   • Involved in test planning including budgeting; developing test procedures; test execution;
                       data analysis; writing test reports; presenting briefings.
                   • Developed training program and scheduled courses required to support data collection.
                   • Supervised activities of 110 data collectors in collection of Reliability, Availability, and
                       Maintainability (RAM), Performance, and MANPRINT data.

                   TEST PLANS ANALYST. Department of Defense, Washington, DC (1996-97). Served as
                   Data Management and Logistics Support Officer and assisted the Test Officer in developing,
                   implementing, forecasting, and analyzing logistical support operations for the Test logistical
                   requirements.
                   • Applied thorough understanding of DA, Inter-Service, departmental and local support
                       regulations, agreements, memorandums of understanding, and other documents.

                   DATA MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST. Department of Defense, Washington, DC (1995-
                   96). As Assistant to the Operations and Tactical Officers with a primary responsibility
                   of Tactical Operations Center (TOC) Shift Leader, managed TOC operations during
                   the Armored Gun System’s Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (AGS IOTE) Forces on
                   Force and Gunnery exercises as well as the Net Control Station (NCS) throughout the formal
                   test cycle.
                   • Developed and wrote a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP); applied my knowledge
                        of automated systems and software programs as I wrote assigned chapters of the
                        Detailed Test Plan (DTP) and the Test Evaluation Plan (TEP) and ADP
                        support concept.
                   • Developed a data base application program that augmented the finished statistical
                        data and developed a quality control program to manage collection forms.

EDUCATION,         Completed four years of college including A.A., General Studies, Columbia College, 1987.
TRAINING           Extensive trained in Microsoft Word applications and programming, sponsored by Microsoft,
                   10/99; received formal training related to Windows, PowerPoint, Excel, Access.




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                                                                        Date



                   Exact Name of Person
                   Exact Title
                   Exact Name of Company
                   Address
                   City, State, Zip

WEBSITE DESIGNER   Dear Exact Name of Person (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad):
         SYSTEMS
      TECHNICIAN        With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my interest in seek-
                   ing employment with your organization.

                         As you will see, I am knowledgeable of security management and have completed
                   the U.S. Army’s Security Manager’s Course at the John F. Kennedy School of Special
                   Warfare. Trained to conduct security investigations and schooled in the security clearance
                   approval process, I offer knowledge of counter intelligence, counter terrorism, as well as
                   area and physical security. In two separate positions while serving in the U.S. Army, I
                   managed the provision of security services including personnel security, automated systems
                   security, and physical assets security. In one job as a Security Technician, I became a
                   respected member of the General’s “brain trust” within the famed 82nd Airborne Division,
                   and I have excelled in coordinating security in tactical situations.

                         The Army also gave me an opportunity to refine my management skills, and I
                   have recently managed up to five employees who have looked to me for technical training
                   and leadership.

                          I am also highly skilled in computer programming, operation, repair, and main-
                   tenance, and I am proficient in using numerous software programs used for military
                   intelligence, mapmaking, and other purposes. Prior to joining the Army, I worked as a
                   College Teacher briefly teaching HTML and Internet usage, and I also worked for sev-
                   eral years as a Website Designer and Computer Consultant.

                         Although I have been rapidly promoted ahead of my peers to management re-
                   sponsibilities and have been strongly urged to remain in military service, I have de-
                   cided not to re-enlist so that I can embark upon a civilian career in the security field.

                         If you can use a promising young security professional who is known for intelligence
                   and resourcefulness, I hope you will contact me to suggest a time when we might meet
                   to discuss your needs and how I might serve them. I can provide outstanding references
                   at the appropriate time.



                                                                               Sincerely,




                                                                               Jason Fincher




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                   JASON FINCHER
                    1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305  • preppub@aol.com •         (910) 483-6611
________________________________________________________________________________________________________


OBJECTIVE          To benefit an organization that can use a versatile young professional with exceptionally
                   strong computer knowledge along with experience in designing websites designed for e-commerce.

EDUCATION          Completed Security Manager’s Course emphasizing security and counterintelligence
                   operations, U.S. Army, John F. Kennedy School of Special Warfare, Ft. Iwo, HI, 2003.
                   • Course emphasized counter intelligence, terrorist awareness, area and physical security.
                   • Trained to conduct security investigations and security clearance approval methods.
                   Completed Javelin anti-tank missile course; Airborne School; computer courses.

CLEARANCE          Secret security clearance

COMPUTERS          Highly proficient in programming HTML; have constructed and redesigned numerous
                   commercial websites on a freelance basis.
                   Knowledgeable of software including FrontPage, PaintShop Pro, CorelDraw, and others.
                   Skilled in utilizing Microsoft Office; skilled in all aspects of computer maintenance/repair.
                   Familiar with Pearl and Java.
                   Skilled in using numerous software programs used for military intelligence, mapmaking, etc.
                   Proficient in operating SINCGARS encrypted radios and ANCD cryptographic computer.

EXPERIENCE         SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN. U.S. Army, Ft. Iwo, HI (2001-present). Have trained, motivated,
                   and managed up to five employees while troubleshooting and repairing various weapons
                   systems and performing generator operation and maintenance.
                   • Was promoted to mid-management (E-4) May, 2001, and have been strongly
                       encouraged to remain in military service and assured of continued rapid advancement.

                   SECURITY TECHNICIAN. U.S. Army, Ft. Iwo, HI (1999-01). In two separate positions,
                   managed the provision of security services including personnel security, automated systems
                   security, and physical assets security. Conducted background checks for security clearances.
                   • Wrote technical and standard operating procedures.
                   • Performed liaison with government agencies and other branches of military services.
                   • Became a respected member of the General’s “brain trust” within the famed 82n Airborne
                       Division, earned prestigious medals; coordinated security in tactical situations.
                   • In a previous job as an Infantryman (2001), learned light infantry tactics and airborne
                       insertion methods; performed five airborne jumps and earned my Airborne Wings.

                   Civilian experience (after high school):
                   COLLEGE TEACHER. The Learning Annex, New York, NY (1998-99). Taught Internet
                   usage and HTML techniques.
                   WEBSITE DESIGNER & COMPUTER CONSULTANT. Quantas Systems, Brooklyn, NY
                   (1997-98) and Bethpage and Levittown, NY (1997-99). Worked as a computer consultant
                   and website designer for companies in New York state.
                   FINANCIAL CONSULTANT. Gaines Berland, Syosset, NY (1996). Learned the securities
                   business and obtained my Series 7 and Series 63 licenses.

AFFILIATION        Member, HTML Writers Guild.

PERSONAL           Highly motivated and resourceful individual with strong communication skills. Excellent
                   references, including references from companies for whom I have created powerful websites
                   which have been highly successfully in e-commerce.


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